Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Jockey Club Announces Project to Identify At-Risk Horses

June 13, 2012

The statistics-based system would notify track officials and regulatory vets if a horse is deemed at-risk.... Read More

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Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More

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Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

June 10, 2012

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing.... Read More

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Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More

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AAEP On Call Team to Support Belmont Stakes Telecasts

June 07, 2012

An equine veterinarian will be on call to provide timely health reports to the media on the equine athletes.... Read More

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Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

May 29, 2012

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training.... Read More

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Joint Disease and Cartilage Repair in Horses

May 23, 2012

Joint disease is a common lameness cause and a primary reason why many horses' athletic careers end. ... Read More

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Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More

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Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries

May 12, 2012

Researchers are evaluating the safety of a new injectable treatment modality for SDFT injuries.
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Kentucky Derby Contender Take Charge Indy to Have Surgery

May 07, 2012

The colt sustained a long pastern chip fracture during Saturday's Kentucky Derby.... Read More

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Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More

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Equine Gait Abnormalities as a Diagnostic Tool

May 03, 2012

Some disorders produce gait abnormalities and lamenesses that aid in a quick and accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Equine Lameness Detection

May 01, 2012

Some veterinarians are adding a new tool to their lameness diagnosis arsenal... Read More

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Rolex 2012: No Serious Cross-Country Injuries Reported

April 29, 2012

Parker, the horse vanned off yesterday's cross-country course, has no serious injuries.... Read More

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Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

April 26, 2012

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated.... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 25, 2012

Horse inspections are designed solely to evaluate the horse's "fitness to compete" in the competition ahead.... Read More

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Congress Sets Hearing on Health, Safety in Horse Racing

April 24, 2012

The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues.... Read More

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace Injured, Retired

April 23, 2012

Veterinarians diagnosed 5-year-old mare with lateral middle distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis on April 23.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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NYRA Challenges N.Y. Times Injury Rate Methodology

April 13, 2012

The NYRA is challenging the New York Times' methodology used to determine racehorse injury rates.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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NYSRWB Officially Launches Racehorse Fatality Database

April 02, 2012

The database consists of data from NYSRWB employees at every Thoroughbred and Standardbred track in the state.... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More