Recent News for Sports Medicine

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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

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Hospital Tour/Demonstration During Rolex

April 12, 2006

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital invites guests of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to a hospital tour and veterinary demonstration on Thursday, April 27. The demonstration and tour are free of charge courtesy of Boehringer-Ingelheim... Read More

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Racing Surface Drawing Rave Reviews From Horsemen

April 12, 2006

Lone Star Park's main track is in its best condition ever, according to several horsemen who have been stabled in Grand Prairie, Texas for several weeks.

The 10th annual 66-date Spring Thoroughbred Season commences Thursday night at 6:35... Read More

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National Farriers Week Honors Horseshoers' Efforts

April 11, 2006

Without the dedicated and valuable work of horseshoers, horse owners would be in trouble.

It's like the old adage in the farrier industry: No hoof, no horse. Thousands of hard-working horseshoers keep the animals healthy, comfortable,... Read More

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Storm Cat Career Development Award

April 10, 2006

The first Storm Cat Career Development Award has been presented to Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, of Cornell University. The $15,000 grant is designed to give an early boost to an individual considering a career in equine research and is funded by a... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Record Research

April 10, 2006

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a record total of $957,260 for equine research projects in 2006. in a meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 27, the board approved launch of 12 new projects,... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Center

April 07, 2006

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in Prince Edward Island, Canada, recently received funding from a new provincial research and development program to establish a center of excellence for equine bone, tendon, and ligament repair. This will... Read More

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MRLS Effects Minimal in Central Florida

April 07, 2006

The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area's vast equine industry.

That was the... Read More

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Belmont Bash To Benefit Equine Research, World Hunger

April 05, 2006

The charity event formerly known as the Belmont Ball and the Belmont Celebration will have a new name, a new location, and a new entertainment format when it debuts on Thursday, June 8. The event, hosted by the New York Racing Association and Th... Read More

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Milkshaking

April 01, 2006

The "milkshake" has enjoyed some popularity as a performance-enhancer for racehorses, although it is banned in all racing jurisdictions. This "milkshake" doesn’t involve milk and syrup; the primary ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, commonly know... Read More

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Varying Glucosamine Levels in Products

April 01, 2006

A Canadian study evaluating oral equine glucosamine supplements found glucosamine levels didn't always meet product label claims. Additionally, based on dosing recommendations and actual glucosamine content, the recommended maintenance dosage (1... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Penalties Changed

April 01, 2006

A 90-day emergency regulation governing violation of Thoroughbred racing medication rules expired Feb. 15, so the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) reverted to the old penalty rules.

The regulation expired after a legislative... Read More

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Interval Training: A Better Option for Racehorses?

March 28, 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. Studies in California in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk o... Read More

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Animal Health and Consumer Protection

March 13, 2006

Reprinted with permission of FDA Consumer magazine

Nearly a century ago, farmers had a medicine chest of products to "cure" their animals, with names such as Lee's Gizzard Capsules, Liquid Hog Medicine, and Kow-Kure. Th... Read More

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Free Horse Health Seminars At Rolex

March 06, 2006

(edited press release)

The Kentucky Horse Park has announced that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer the following free seminars to horse owners and enthusiasts who attend the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April... Read More

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Acclimating Competition Horses

March 01, 2006

It becomes obvious that acclimating to a new environment is a challenge for the competing horse, involving everything from wellness and altitude to circadian rhythms involving time zones. It also becomes obvious, based on research, that there is no... Read More

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How Many Jumps Does a Horse Have?

March 01, 2006

When USA Equestrian Team member Lisa Jacquin and her star jumper For The Moment earned their share of the team silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the gutsy Thoroughbred gelding was at the top of his game. He was fast, powerful, and precise... Read More

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Forelimb Conformation of the Growing Thoroughbred

March 01, 2006

University of Wisconsin researchers found certain forelimb characteristics in growing Thoroughbreds are associated with higher birth weights, and their carpal (knee) conformation is associated with the parents'. Both genetics and environment... Read More

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New York Enacts Pre-Race

March 01, 2006

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board voted Jan. 19 to adopt an emergency rule allowing for the collection of pre-race blood samples from horses entered into races at the state's Thoroughbred and harness tracks to test for excess... Read More