Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Olympic Workshop Reviews Horse Health Concerns

February 18, 2008

"Horses will be better cared for than the human athletes at the equestrian Olympic Games in Hong Kong this summer," said International Olympic Committee Medical Director Patrick Schamasch, MD, at the end of the pre-Olympic Workshop held by the... Read More

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Veterinary Preparations for Hong Kong Equestrian Events

February 18, 2008

Christopher M. Riggs, BVSc, PhD, DEO, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS, Head of Veterinary Clinical Services at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), reported on the veterinary arrangements for the forthcoming Games at a pre-Olympic Workshop held by the Fédération... Read More

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Summer Games: Keeping Equine Athletes Cool

February 18, 2008

David Marlin, BSc (Hons.) PhD, of David Marlin Consulting Ltd., worked on heat and humidity research for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. He elaborated on some important steps being taken to protect horses from the worst effects of heat... Read More

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Court Date for Owner of Horses in Illinois Trailer Accident

February 17, 2008

The former owner of 59 horses involved in a semitrailer rollover accident last October in Wadsworth, Ill., is slated to appear in Lake County Circuit Court on March 3 according to a spokesperson for the Lake County, Ill., County Clerk.

Keit... Read More

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Kentucky Governor's Wife Named to WEG Foundation Board

February 16, 2008

Jane Beshear,wife of Kentucky Govenor Steve Beshear, was announced Thursday as the latest addition to the 2010 World Equestrian Games Foundation Board of Directors. She was elected unanimously by the board.

"I am pleased to be able to offer my... Read More

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Malnourished Horses Taken from Children's Camp

February 16, 2008

Five horses that were donated to a Deming, Wash., children's summer camp have been removed after being found to be malnourished, Humane Society officials and Whatcom County sheriff's deputies say.

A report from a concerned citizen led to the... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funding 24 Equine Research Projects

February 15, 2008

The board of directors of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a record allocation of $1,226,457 for equine research in 2008. The funds will underwrite a slate of 14 start-up projects and 10 second-year proposals.

This mark... Read More

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Steroids Investigation to Include Horse Racing

February 15, 2008

The president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will testify before Congress this month as part of its investigation into steroids in sports.

Alexander Waldrop has been asked to appear Feb. 27 before the House Energy and Commerce... Read More

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Ryder Report: Horse Health News Video

February 14, 2008

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder, reviewing the top headlines in equine health care, management, and welfare news. View all Ryder Reports in the Read More

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Response to Call for WEG Volunteers 'Overwhelming'

February 13, 2008

In the first 10 days since the launch of a new Web-based volunteer registry system, nearly 4,000 new volunteers have signed up online for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games... Read More

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Jackie Chan Saddles Up to Promote Olympic Equestrian Events

February 13, 2008

Jackie Chan saddled up for a video to promote the Beijing Olympics' equestrian events.

In the 30-second video, the 53-year-old "Rush Hour" star urges audiences to visit his hometown of Hong Kong to watch the event and introduces various... Read More

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Record-Priced Thoroughbred Retired to Stud

February 12, 2008

The Green Monkey, whose $16-million price was the most ever for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction, has been retired from racing. The 4-year-old son of Forestry will enter stud next year at Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo’s Hartley/De Renzo... Read More

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FEI to Begin Considering Host Sites for 2014 World Games

February 11, 2008

With preparations for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games 2010 well underway, the time has come to think of the following edition, the games to be held in 2014.

To ensure a clear and fair process in the... Read More

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Racehorse Identification More than Flipping Lips

February 11, 2008

A weekly feature found only on BloodHorseNOW.com, The "Inside Track" is dedicated to the people in Thoroughbred racing that may not always make the headlines, but... Read More

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Researchers Examine Annular Ligament Injuries

February 10, 2008

In a retrospective study, researchers from the United Kingdom found that injuries to the palmar or plantar annular ligament (PAL)--the anatomic structure that holds that superficial and deep digital flexor tendons in place as they pass the fetlock... Read More

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Santa Anita to Host 2008, 2009 Breeders' Cups

February 08, 2008

The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held in 2009 at Santa Anita Park, the California racetrack that will serve as this year's host. It marks the first time the event will be held at the same host site two years in a row.

The... Read More

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Sole Progeny of Horse Euthanized at Breeders' Cup Born

February 07, 2008

A George Washington filly born at the Irish National Stud Feb. 4 is likely to be the deceased Coolmore stallion’s only offspring.

Rumors circulating in the aftermath of th... Read More

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AQHA Sets Guidelines for Equioxx Use

February 06, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee approved the use of Equioxx (firocoxib) effective Jan. 1, 2008, giving competitors across the country another option for relieving equine osteoarthritis pain and inflammation.... Read More

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Indiana Sticking with Racehorse Steroid Regulation Plan

February 05, 2008

Indiana is moving forward with plans to implement regulation and testing of anabolic steroids in racehorses April 1.

There has been much talk regarding the uniform implementation of anabolic steroid regulations around the country. While the... Read More

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Q&A on Santa Anita Footing Fix

February 05, 2008

Ian Pearse of Melbourne, Australia, is receiving plenty of attention these days as the man expected to fix Santa Anita's troubled Cushion Track synthetic surface. Founder and president of Pro-Ride Racing Australia, Pearse this week begins what i... Read More

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Equine Influenza Eradication Progressing, Control Zones Changed

February 04, 2008

One of the equine influenza control zones set up in Queensland, Australia, has been inactivated, according to Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries Tim Mulherin. The Green Zone--an area where horses could be walked or ridden freely,... Read More

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Racing Group Endorses Deadline for Steroid Rule Adoption

February 01, 2008

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium haven't backed away from a call for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but on Jan. 31 they endorsed a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of a model rule.

The move... Read More

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Hitting the Road for Education

February 01, 2008

Take more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the globe, some armed with presentations representing thousands of hours worth of equine research, and add to it some tartan, bagpipes, and Scottish fare. Drop it all into a... Read More

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Laminitis Research: Pfizer, NTRA Partnering on Barbaro Memorial Fund

January 31, 2008

Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities’ Barbaro Memorial Fund. The partnership’s aim is to increase awareness of the Fund across... Read More

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Jacksons Reflect on Decision to Bury Barbaro at Churchill

January 30, 2008

The morning of Jan. 29 represented a lot of things for Roy and Gretchen Jackson. Not only was it the one-year anniversary of when their colt Barbaro lost his battle with laminitis, but it was the day when they would finally reveal that he... Read More