Recent News for Sports Medicine

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NC State Veterinary Researchers Discover New Adverse Effects Associated With Systemic NSAID Use in Horses

November 24, 2004

RALEIGH, N.C., November 19, 2004—Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the cornerstone of treatment for many painful conditions in horses, including arthritis, laminitis, and colic.  Although these drugs are an important... Read More

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USEF Includes California in Plan to Standardize Drug Testing Fees

November 22, 2004

In a move designed to standardize drug testing fees across the country, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced a new plan to restructure fees for competitions in California. This restructuring will finally put California on... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Needs Help

November 17, 2004

A "wish list" has been put together by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) of needed items for its new Maker's Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Secretariat Center was designed to showcase... Read More

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USEF Rule Permits Use of Surpass

November 17, 2004

Effective Dec. 1, 2004, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Rule permits the therapeutic use of Surpass, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory product (NSAID) recently approved by the FDA for use in horses. Thi... Read More

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Ohio Veterinarian Selected as October My Vet Matters Honoree

November 16, 2004

David M. Miller, DVM, of Akron, Ohio, has been selected as the October honoree in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) My Vet Matters contest. Miller is the co-founder of Victory Gallop, a therapeutic equestrian program for... Read More

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Clenbuterol Appeals Denied, Suspensions Upheld

November 11, 2004

Harry Thompson Jr., the leading trainer at Penn National Race Course eight of the past 10 years, has been suspended for 315 days and fined $5,250 for positive tests of clenbuterol in 2002.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., reported... Read More

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Septic Arthritis

November 10, 2004

Septic arthritis in a Thoroughbred foal significantly reduces the likelihood the animal will race, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and... Read More

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AQHA Announces Staff Change

November 10, 2004

Gary Carpenter Becomes Foundation Executive Director

Amarillo, Texas – The American Quarter Horse Association announced today that executive director of racing Gary Carpente... Read More

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Birdstone to Gainesway

November 09, 2004

Marylou Whitney's 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone will stand at Graham Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The son of Grindstone--Dear Birdie, by Storm Bird was retired the week of Nov. 1 after suffering a chip fracture in his lef... Read More

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Birdstone Retired After Suffering Fracture

November 05, 2004

Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) this year, has been retired after a radiograph taken Nov. 2 revealed a medial chip in the colt's left front long pastern bone (P1).

The son of... Read More

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Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

November 04, 2004

Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic--Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an undetermined injury to the "left hind ankle." The 6-year-old son of Pleasant... Read More

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Thoroughbred American Chance Dead

November 03, 2004

Nationally ranked and top ranking New York Thoroughbred sire American Chance died on Tuesday, Oct. 18 while standing Southern Hemisphere duties at La Providencia in Argentina. The San Isidro Equine Hospital in Buenos Aires cited colitis-X as the... Read More

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Winter Riding

November 03, 2004

Give your horse longer warm-up and cooling-out time in cold weather to prevent tendon injury. Frozen ground, cold temperatures, and stiff tendons (not warmed up) can result in damage or even a bowed tendon. ... Read More

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New Equine Performance Centre

November 01, 2004

The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has unveiled plans to build a new multi-million-dollar Equine Performance Centre for diagnosing and treating problems in performance horses. The facility is... Read More

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Gold-Medal Vet Care

November 01, 2004

BY LEO JEFFCOTT, BVETMED, PHD, FRCVS, DVSC, MA, VETDR; JACK SNYDER, DVM, PHD, DIPL. ACVS; AND SHARON SPIER, DVM, PHD, DIPL. ACVIM, AS TOLD TO STEPHANIE STEPHENS

All eyes on the podium, and the... Read More

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Is Arthritis Genetic?

November 01, 2004

Q: My 14-year-old Thoroughbred mare was diagnosed with arthritis about a year ago. She competed in low-level horse trials for about six years and only recently began to show signs of arthritis, but 14 seems to be a little young... Read More

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Retired Olympic Horse Euthanatized Following Complications

November 01, 2004

The retired Olympic horse Flim Flam passed away in Florida last week, following a brief, but irreparable illness. The 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Fritz Kundrun and ridden by Sue Blinks, was humanely euthanatized on the operating... Read More

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Dealing with a Broken Foot (Coffin Bone Fractures)

November 01, 2004

There are seven different categories of coffin bone fractures. ... Read More

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Louisiana Targets Blood-Doping,

October 27, 2004

The Louisiana State Racing Commission medication committee has asked the full commission to ban the use and possession of the blood-doping substances erythropoietin (EPO) and darbepoietin, as well as consider measures aimed at random... Read More

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Positive Drug Tests at 2004 Olympics

October 25, 2004

Four horses that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, have tested positive for banned substances, including a gold medal winner. The four positive horses are showjumping gold medal winner Waterford Crystal, ridden by Cian... Read More

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Managing Skeletal Pain

October 21, 2004

"Management of severe skeletal pain in the horse can be a challenging task in practice, and is complicated by the fact that many drugs used for this purpose are controlled substances," said Jessica Kidd, BA, DVM, CertES(Orth), DipECVS, MRCVS, of... Read More

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Olympic Equestrians Congratulated by President Bush

October 20, 2004

The Equestrian Olympic athletes that represented the United States in Athens this year had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the President and First Lady at the White House. Following a tradition started with President Gerald Ford, President... Read More

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Seal Will Help Ensure Quality of Animal Supplements

October 20, 2004

The Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has initiated a Quality Seal Program as part of its ongoing effort to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry . The seal is a way for consumers to know that when they buy a... Read More

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Kentucky Panel Adopts Policy on Horse Identification

October 19, 2004

Horses racing in Kentucky will now be identified the morning of their respective races and before leaving the paddock following a directive from Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA).

Gallagher,... Read More

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Meet the Epidemiologist

October 15, 2004

As people have become more health-conscious, and bonds between humans and their animals have deepened, the demand for veterinary specialties such as dermatology, behavior, pathology, and surgery has risen. The following is part of a series... Read More