Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Open-Access Veterinary Journal Launched

September 01, 2005

Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes, underwent surgery July 27 at the New Jersey Equine Clinic (NJEC) in Clarksburg, N.J. after suffering a condylar fracture.

"It's a relatively common type... Read More

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South African Bleeders Study Begins

September 01, 2005

An international collaboration of researchers launched a study in July to examine the prevalence and severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in more than 800 South African Thoroughbreds. The group from the University of Pretoria... Read More

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Science and Horsemanship

September 01, 2005

Over the past two decades, the work of Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, has elevated equine sports medicine to a whole new level. As the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Chair at Michigan State University, Clayton brings an element of modern... Read More

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Fair Grounds Racetrack Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

August 30, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could... Read More

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Damage on Louisiana Thoroughbred Farms Not as Bad as Expected

August 30, 2005

The damage of Hurricane Katrina on south Louisiana Thoroughbred farms wasn't as bad as originally feared, but it will take time to repair and replace fencing and barns, as well as remove debris and tree limbs.

"It's not as bad as I... Read More

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Drought Stress and Pasture Quality

August 26, 2005

Drought causes pastures to dry up, weeds to flourish, and horses to get thin without supplemental feeding. But there are other things going on in your fields that you need to know about in order to protect your horses from problems such as... Read More

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Jockey Club Rule Changed; Inspections Possible of Early Foals

August 25, 2005

The Jockey Club, the registry for Thoroughbreds, has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the... Read More

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Equine Scholars Program

August 24, 2005

Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky now have the opportunity to “get their foot in the door” of the equine industry, no matter their area of study. The new Equine Scholars Program is a collaboration between the university and the... Read More

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USRider Enhances Web Site

August 23, 2005

In its continuing effort to enhance service and benefits to its members, USRider has upgraded its web site. This modernization allows members to manage most aspects of their membership online.
 
Founded in 2002 and administered by the... Read More

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Change in Kentucky Drug Rules Could Trigger Lawsuit

August 23, 2005

The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) could file a lawsuit to prevent implementation of a new race-day medication policy in the state.

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed the more restrictive rules Aug... Read More

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California Trainers on Notice About Use of Anabolic Steroids

August 16, 2005

While steroid use by human athletes has caused a firestorm of controversy, trainers in California are being warned to avoid using anabolic steroids on their horses because of increased testing and uncertainty about withdrawal times. But the... Read More

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Feeding Horses: General Principles

August 16, 2005

Feeding programs should meet the individual horse's needs, as these requirements vary with the amount and type of forage and grains fed, amount of pasture available, use of the horse and amount of exercise, and individual metabolism... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Approves New Medication Rules

August 15, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority voted unanimously Aug. 15 to implement stiff medication rules and penalties that closely parallel rules adopted by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

The rules, which break down... Read More

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Feed Label Laws

August 03, 2005

Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed... Read More

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Joint Supplements as Preventative Medicine

August 03, 2005

In the past several years there has been an explosion of supplements marketed as protecting and maintaining joint health. Early in the development of these products, information regarding their labeled usage was limited. However, increasing... Read More

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Lipizzaner Stallions of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to Tour United States

August 02, 2005

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its troupe of 30 Lipizzaner stallions are coming to tour America. The November and December tour dates coincide with the 60th anniversary of U.S. General... Read More

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NYRA Makes Security Barn Adjustments

August 02, 2005

The New York Racing Association is "100% committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.

Hayward's... Read More

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High-Octane Diets

August 01, 2005

It probably comes as no surprise that a horse taking on the rigors of a 100-mile endurance race or a three-day event might need a different diet from one that ambles the trails around home or carries a child through the occasional weekend show. The... Read More

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Bigger Thoroughbreds Sell Better

August 01, 2005

2005 EQUINE SCIENCE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, TUCSON, ARIZ., MAY 31-JUNE 3

"Pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of... Read More

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Conditioning the Competitive Trail Horse

August 01, 2005

Learn what to do and be well prepared before competing your trail horse.... Read More

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Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

July 29, 2005

Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), underwent surgery yesterday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern... Read More

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Evidence Heard in Cocaine Case in Australia

July 27, 2005

Racing New South Wales stewards opened an inquiry on Monday (July 25) into the analyst's finding of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in the urine sample taken from the 3-year-old filly Love You Honey, who finished unplaced in race seven... Read More

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South African Study on EIPH

July 26, 2005

An international collaboration of equine researchers launched a study in early July to examine the prevalence and severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses in South Africa. The researchers from the University of Pretoria... Read More

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Double Fund Raiser for Thoroughbred Charities of America

July 25, 2005

Thoroughbred Charities of America is planning a Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 54th-ranked Saratoga National Golf Club. This year the group is adding Las Vegas Night, with major prizes including Hummers, Vespas, Harleys, hot... Read More

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Two Horses Saved From Fire in Canada

July 22, 2005

A 13-year-old girl ran into a burning barn to retrieve a horse, reports The London Free Press online edition. Another horse was... Read More