Recent News for Sports Medicine

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More Than We Know (Thoughts on Barbaro)

June 08, 2006

Little League moms. Cub Scout dads. Coaches. Teachers. Neighbors. Middle-schoolers. Gary at the post office. Everyone wanted to know about Barbaro.

And that was before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

Afterward, the questions were... Read More

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Barbaro: Fellow Athletes Support Recovery Pool

June 06, 2006

Veterinarians at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals continue to be pleased with Barbaro's condition, which improves daily. The Kentucky Derby winner is recovering from a shattered hind leg sustained at the Preakness on May 20. "He... Read More

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Belmont Fans Invited to Sign Get Well Card for Barbaro

June 06, 2006

Racing fans present at Belmont Park this Saturday for the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes will have the opportunity to sign the world's largest "Get Well Soon" card for Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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Woodbine Drops Nine Live Racing Days; Polytrack Installation Cited

June 05, 2006

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last Thursday (June 2) it has received approval from the Ontario Racing Commission to drop nine dates from Woodbine's 2006 Thoroughbred racing schedule.

The altered calendar is to accommodate... Read More

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HorseTV Named the Official American Channel of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006

June 05, 2006

The HorseTV Channel has announced its broadcast plans for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, Germany. The HorseTV Channel's presentation promises to provide unparalleled coverage of the ultimate... Read More

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Barbaro Walks Stall, Munches Huge Carrots

June 05, 2006

Barbaro chomped "phenomenally large" carrots and his condition remained unchanged Sunday (June 4) as veterinarians at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., continued a daily assessment of whether his cast needs to be changed. So far, no... Read More

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CDC Study: More Than 100,000 Horse-Related Injuries per Year

June 05, 2006

The results of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention study remind horse owners that they need to be careful when participating in horse-related activities.

Researchers involved with the study,... Read More

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New Bolton Answers Common Barbaro Questions

June 02, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continues to improve daily as he recovers from a shattered hind leg sustained at the Preakness on May 20. "I'm very pleased with the progress Barbaro is making," said chief... Read More

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New Perspectives on the Pain Drain

June 01, 2006

Most veterinarians stock the drawers in their mobile units so that the easiest containers to reach when they open the drug compartments are the pain medications. Whether the situation is an emergency call to tend a horse that has acute abdominal... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy

June 01, 2006

"After harvesting and concentrating the stem cells in a laboratory, the stem cells and bone marrow are transferred into the damaged ligament or tendon," Herthel says. "They reproduce into normal, healthy tissue, thus improving healing and providing... Read More

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Veterinary Education Abroad

June 01, 2006

Owning horses is, by default, continuing education. Veterinarians are required to receive a certain number of hours of continuing education to maintain their licenses. Many practitioners take training above and beyond what is required by law simply... Read More

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Olecranon Fracture Repair Has Good Prognosis

June 01, 2006

Olecranon (point of the elbow) fractures are common orthopedic problems in foals often attributable to being kicked while playing, rambunctious behavior, or falling over backward (which they are more apt to do than older horses).

In a joint... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Record Research

June 01, 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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Barbaro: Importance of Hind Leg in Breeding Explained

June 01, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of... Read More

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How We Failed Barbaro

May 31, 2006

In breakdowns, racing has a massive, deadly serious problem, and we all know it. The Thoroughbred industry has a moral obligation to horses and jockeys to pursue solutions on a grand scale and with the utmost urgency. We must summon the best minds... Read More

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Barbaro: Richardson Ups Recovery Chances to 51%

May 30, 2006

The tears for Barbaro have all been shed, and now people around the world anxiously await each daily report on the colt's condition. It's been more than a week since Barbaro's horrific injury in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which set off an... Read More

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Barbaro on Thursday: Progressing Nicely

May 26, 2006

The news continued to be promising for Barbaro Thursday. Dr. Dean Richardson reported that the colt was "progressing nicely, has totally normal vital signs, and is in excellent condition" at the the... Read More

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A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

May 26, 2006

Published in the Oct. 10, 1987 Blood-Horse magazine

Modern surgical and recovery techniques, combined with meticulous care, have been the prescription that has brought Nureyev so far through an ordeal that would have... Read More

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Barbaro on Friday: His Condition is Excellent

May 26, 2006

Five days after undergoing surgery, Barbaro was in excellent condition, according to a report from the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

"He looks good, everything is fine... Read More

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HRTV To Air Daily Barbaro Updates

May 25, 2006

HorseRacing TV will feature a daily update on the condition of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who was injured in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

"Like the rest... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Approves Grants

May 24, 2006

 Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved grants of $1,750,000 to 136 non-profits, representing equine rescue/retraining, backstretch/jockey,... Read More

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Tuesday Update: Barbaro

May 23, 2006

"Barbaro is doing very well. He's actually better today than he was even yesterday, and he was pretty good yesterday," Dean Richardson DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reported in a Tuesday morning news briefing at the University of Pennsylvania's New... Read More

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E-Mail Barbaro, Michael Matz, and the Jacksons

May 23, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) made the following announcement this morning:

Dear Equestrian Community,

We know there are hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions... Read More

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Haskin's Preakness Recap: Triumph and Tragedy

May 23, 2006

The day before Preakness Stakes (gr. I) 131, Barbaro arrived at Pimlico by van to a hero's welcome, as a gauntlet of photographers, cameramen, and writers greeted racing's newest superstar. Barbaro stared out the van window at the large throng... Read More

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Industry Sends Best Wishes to Barbaro, Connections

May 23, 2006

Industry associations have joined the thousands of racing fans rallying around Barbaro, who was pulled up in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and underwent surgery on his right hind leg the following day.
The story has gotten regular play... Read More