Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Stadium Jumping Inc. Releases Official Statement on Wellington Outbreak

December 14, 2006

In light of the apparent outbreak of an infectious equine disease within the equestrian community of Wellington, Stadium Jumping, Inc. has announced that this weekend's AGA National Championship and the Christmas Festival Horse Show have been... Read More

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Coastal Commission Approves Del Mar Polytrack

December 13, 2006

The California Coastal Commission gave unanimous approval to plans by Del Mar to replace its dirt surface with synthetic Polytrack, track officials said.

The commission voted Dec. 12 on the Del Mar agricultural district plan, which was... Read More

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HK and Netherlands Sign Travel Protocol for Olympic Horses

December 13, 2006

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Netherlands signed an operational arrangement today (Dec. 13) on the protocol for the import and export of Olympic and Paralympic equestrian event horses between the two places.

The... Read More

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Breyer Donating Portion of Barbaro Figure Proceeds to New Bolton Fund

December 13, 2006

When 2006 Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro began his recovery after his career-ending injury in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the nation began a vigil unlike that held for any athlete, much less a four-legged one. And although his race for... Read More

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Barbaro Gaining Weight, Strengthening

December 12, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is continuing to strengthen on his right hind leg since the cast was removed Nov. 6, according to his medical team. "Barbaro will need a special shoe on his right hind foot that will provide extra support for at... Read More

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British Jockey's Association Calling for Injury Investigation

December 12, 2006

A British Jockey's Association safety officer is requesting an inquiry into the track conditions at Wolverhampton following five fatal injuries to horses there in recent weeks, Read More

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NAHMS Survey Reports Equine Birth Rates and Early Health

December 11, 2006

Horse farms across regions of the United States vary greatly in their size, management, and purpose, but a government study has drawn some similarities. The likelihood that an equine operation had at least one foal born within the last 12 months... Read More

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Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Progressing

December 10, 2006

The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported on the progress of its construction of new facilities for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events during the week of its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. While the 2008 Olympic Games will be held in... Read More

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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Announces Athlete's Advisory Committee

December 10, 2006

In order to ensure that the needs and concerns of the equestrian world’s best athletes are addressed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization in charge of putting on the Games,... Read More

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Horses Injured in Barn Collapse Healing

December 09, 2006

The injuries were too much for the pregnant mare, but 20 other horses that were in a southwest Missouri barn that collapsed under the weight of ice and snow are coming along, their owner and a veterinarian said.

Robin Ramirez has been... Read More

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AHC Offering Tax Handbook for Horse Owners

December 09, 2006

This year, give your favorite horse owner the gift of a stress-free tax season with the American Horse Council's 2006 Tax Handbook. This 1,000-page guide for horse owners and breeders explains the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to... Read More

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Regulation of Steroids to be Recommended

December 07, 2006

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) are expected to recommend regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but the timetable for the regulations remains up in the air.

RMTC officials earlier in the year said... Read More

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Norman Gets Six-Month Suspension in Louisiana

December 07, 2006

Trainer Cole Norman was suspended for six months and fined $1,000 by the Delta Downs stewards after two horses he saddled in the Jean Lafitte Stakes Nov. 3 at Delta Downs tested in excess of the permitted levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2). H... Read More

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Digital X Rays Simplify Repository Procedures at Keeneland Sales

December 06, 2006

Keeneland first to offer digital technology for reviewing pre-sale digital radiography exams involving thousands of horses

The Keeneland Thoroughbred breeding stock auction held November in Lexington, Ky., marked the first time... Read More

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Symposium Panel Addresses Question of Keeping Star Horses in Training

December 06, 2006

The loss of star racehorses in training and the negative effect it has on the sport was a hot topic during a panel discussion Dec. 5 at the 33rd Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

A panel that included Eclipse Award-winnin... Read More

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Exercise Study Reveals Anatomical Potential for Fetlock Injury

December 05, 2006

Previous studies have shown that bones develop to suit the purpose routinely required of them; therefore, would young horses in regular work from the time they are foals have stronger musculoskeletal tissues then those left to mature in pasture?... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Honored at Record TCA Auction

December 03, 2006

Friday evening's (Dec. 1) Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction was the most successful and perhaps most unique in the 17-year history of the event.

Held for the first time at Keeneland, the TCA auction... Read More

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Bulking Up, Not Adding On

December 03, 2006

Although training might make your yearling look like a bodybuilder, that physique doesn't guarantee athletic prowess. Evolutionary factors--not early speed or exercise programs--determine the amount of fast-twitch muscle horses have as adults.... Read More

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NSAIDs and Pregnancy

December 01, 2006

Is Banamine safer for pregnant mares than Bute? ... Read More

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A Broader View

December 01, 2006

What will you do for the needy horses of the world this holiday season? Through The Horse and The Horse.com, our company tries to publicize many horses and organizations in need throughout the year. We feature an Adoptable Horse from a... Read More

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Racehorse Futural Retired to Old Friends

December 01, 2006

Millionaire Futural, who won the 2001 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) and San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) and has most recently been running at Hastings Park, is being retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Southern California equine... Read More

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University of Florida Racing Laboratory Gets New Director

December 01, 2006

Richard A. Sams, PhD, has been named director of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine Racing Laboratory.

Sams came to UF from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was a... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Vermont Horse Shooting

November 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a 16-yr-old gray Arabian through the neck in Derby, Vt., in... Read More

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1,800 Volunteers Sought for Olympic Equestrian Events

November 30, 2006

Around 1,800 volunteers are needed for the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, as well for test events to be held next year.

Those interested in applying to become a volunteer can now register at <... Read More

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Public Invited to Design a Show Jumping Fence for the 2008 Olympics

November 29, 2006

A fence design competition was launched Nov. 27, aiming to promote interest in the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympics, which will be held for the first time ever on Chinese soil, in Hong Kong.

The fences should convey the themes of... Read More