Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Keeneland Horse Doesn't Have Strangles

May 02, 2006

A Thoroughbred racehorse at Keeneland began showing slight signs of filling in the submandibular region (under the jaw) late last week, and on Saturday (April 29) the horse was moved to a private clinic for diagnosis. The fear was that the horse... Read More

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Andrew Hoy Tops Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** Presented by Farnam

May 02, 2006

Seasoned competitor Andrew Hoy of Australia displayed the brilliant riding that has made him an Olympic medalist three times to win the top prize at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** presented by Farnam. The event was held April 27-30 a... Read More

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Living With Your Contractor

May 01, 2006

The scenario is everyone's worst nightmare: Two men speaking a version of English you can't understand roll in on the wrong day at the wrong time in a muddy, beat-up truck with an ancient backhoe leaking hydraulic fluid on ... Read More

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Interval Training: A Better Option?

May 01, 2006

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. California studies in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk of... Read More

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Uniform Medication

May 01, 2006

The AAEP organized the Racing Medication Summit in December 2001 during the University of Arizona Racing Symposium in Tucson. By the end of the day, there was recognition by the participants that an opportunity existed to address the ongoing... Read More

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Hematomas in Horses

May 01, 2006

What exactly happens the minute after the direct trauma (like a kick or a collision)? How does the blood pool?... Read More

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Bloodhorse.com "Morning Line" Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Derby

April 28, 2006

Beginning Monday, May 1, and running daily through Derby Day, Saturday, May 6, bloodhorse.com introduces Morning Line, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of... Read More

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USDF Educational Center Finds New Home at Kentucky Horse Park

April 26, 2006

Nearly 200 equine sport notables and enthusiasts, and state government dignitaries braved a rainy afternoon Friday (April 21) to join United States Dressage Federation (USDF) officials and staff in a ribbon cutting opening of the National... Read More

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Young Equestrians to Get "Taste of the Olympics"

April 25, 2006

Young equestrians from all reaches of North America will get a feel for what it's like to compete in the Olympic Games when they compete in the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC), at the Virginia Horse Center in... Read More

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ReRun Features Famous Athletes' Moneigh Paintings on eBay

April 25, 2006

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit adoption organization, announced Monday (April 24) that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby winners and other notable racehorses are available on eBay beginning this... Read More

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NRHA Affiliates Commit to International Affiliate Program

April 24, 2006

Recently approved for participation in the International Affiliate Program by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors were five Affiliates requesting the distinction.  The Austrian Reining Horse Association, Dutch... Read More

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Search Continues for What Caused Derby Contender's Fate

April 24, 2006

Edited Churchill Downs press release

While veterinarians at a Central Kentucky equine hospital continue their search for the disease that felled Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender With a City, his owner and trainer said... Read More

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

April 21, 2006

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland's feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez's mount, Up an Octave, broke... Read More

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"Saddle Up a Saddlebred" Search Now Online

April 21, 2006

Saddlebred.com has a new and valuable feature titled, "Saddle Up a Saddlebred," which allows anyone interested in seeing, riding, or learning more about Saddlebreds to enter their zip code... Read More

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University of Minnesota Launches Equine Dental Education Program

April 20, 2006

Citing the importance of good dental care to the health of horses, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine today (April 20) announced the Minnesota Equine Dental Symposia (MEDS), a series of continuing education programs for... Read More

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Keeneland Going With Polytrack; Other Track Renovations Planned

April 20, 2006

The Keeneland Association board of directors gave its approval to install a synthetic surface known as Polytrack on the main racetrack during an April 19 meeting. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and the Central Kentucky track will be... Read More

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Kentucky Issues Advisory on Naproxen Use

April 20, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has recommended horsemen discontinue the use of naproxen at least five days before a horse is scheduled to run to avoid facing a penalty if the horse tests positive for the drug on race... Read More

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Exercise Exhaustion (Book Excerpt)

April 19, 2006

Many exercise-induced problems could be avoided by applying common sense limits to performance stresses. If you plan to compete at eventing and endurance riding, make sure both you and your horse are appropriately prepared.... Read More

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Derby Party Will Benefit LSU Equine Isolation Unit

April 19, 2006

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and its Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) invite all horse racing enthusiasts and merrymakers to its seventh annual Kentucky Derby Party presented by Louisiana law firm Taylor,... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Launched

April 19, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Board of Directors has announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program for five undergraduate students working toward a career in the equine industry who are also attending colleges or universities in... Read More

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Olympic Training at the Florida Horse Park

April 18, 2006

Florida Horse Park officials announced Monday (April 17) that the facility is hosting a training session this week for riders short- and long-listed for the U.S. Eventing Team. The event began Monday and continues through tomorrow (April... Read More

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Live Chat on Conditioning Horses in the Summer--April 18

April 17, 2006

The developers of HorseQuest.info invite you to participate in a live chat on April 18 with three of the site's equine experts. Here is your chance to discuss or ask questions with these expert... Read More

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"Beautiful Horses of Texas" Painting Exhibit Premiers in Austin--July 7-9

April 17, 2006

Equine artist Karen Brenner's series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Texas," will be on display at Sheplers in Austin, Texas, July 7-9. The exhibit will include 29 luminous oil paintings depicting horses from around the Lone Star State.... Read More

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Reining Horse Association Releases Medication Position Statement

April 14, 2006

At the NRHA Board of Directors meeting held on April 2 at the International Headquarters of NRHA in Oklahoma City, Okla., the following was adopted:

I. Statement of NRHA Medication Philosophy

NRHA does not endorse the use of... Read More

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UK Program Offers Pasture Evaluation to Central Kentucky Horse Farms

April 13, 2006

Central Kentucky horse farms interested in assistance from the University of Kentucky (UK) in evaluating their pastures now have access to a new program from the College of Agriculture's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

The Horse... Read More