Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Supporting Limb Laminitis: Learning How to Save Horses Such As Barbaro

February 03, 2007

Barbaro's death might lead one to think that despite the best veterinary care available, horses with severe leg injuries and/or laminitis are unrecoverable and should be immediately destroyed. But one equine veterinarian says that couldn't be further... Read More

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Jockey Jose Santos Out Indefinitely After Three-Horse Accident

February 03, 2007

Jockey Jose Santos will be sidelined indefinitely because of injuries from a three-horse spill at Aqueduct.

Santos sustained spinal injuries, broken ribs and possibly a broken nose in Thursday's accident. "It was bad, and Jose knew it was... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Shot

February 03, 2007

A black and white, 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare was shot and killed near Helena, Miss., on Jan. 30 in the middle of the afternoon, reported Brad Crocker on gulflive.com (Read More

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Vet Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Records in Alleged Race Fixing Plot

February 02, 2007

A veterinarian pleaded guilty to falsifying records in a case that included the arrests of four people in an alleged plot to fix harness races by injecting horses with banned performance-enhancing drugs.

John Witmer, 68, of Freehold, N.J.,... Read More

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Ky. Horse Park Gets Governor's Backing for $38 Million More

February 02, 2007

On a busy day at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., it's possible to see pedestrians, trucks, horses and golf carts all traveling--albeit at far different speeds--down the same narrow road.

That kind of infrastructure isn't... Read More

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Hormone and Drug Use in the Stallion

February 01, 2007

Many hormone and drug treatments could have a negative impact on the endocrine system, so it's best to avoid using them altogether in the breeding stallion. However, Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB, of the University of Pennsylvania's School... Read More

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Warming Up to the Idea

February 01, 2007

Riders understand the importance of warming up as a way to ready the horse's mind and body for the challenges ahead, but there is more to a warm-up than simple preparation. Correctly done, prior exercise substantially benefits physical performance... Read More

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Jacksons Considering Options for Derby Winner Barbaro

February 01, 2007

Barbaro's owners will take their time before determining the final resting place for Kentucky Derby winner who was euthanatized Monday.

It could be the Kentucky Derby Museum, just a few hundred yards from the scene of his greatest triumph i... Read More

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Barbaro's Stall Remains Empty on Ky. Farm

February 01, 2007

Greg Burchell doesn't know if it'll be days or weeks. For now, he just can't bear leading any of the 26 horses on his farm into a certain stall inside barn No. 4.

The stall is different from the others because a diamond-shaped opening allow... Read More

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Barbaro Memorial Fund to Benefit Laminitis Research

February 01, 2007

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced today (Feb. 1) that it will lead a national fundraising program, the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund, to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research in the name of... Read More

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Book Excerpt: King of the Derby

January 31, 2007

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart by Sean Clancy. This book is available for pre-order from Read More

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Jackson on 'Larry King Show': Barbaro's Final Resting Place Still Undecided

January 31, 2007

During a Jan. 30 appearance on "Larry King Live," owner Roy Jackson said a decision has not been reached concerning Barbaro's burial.

"We just wanted to give some thought as to where the most appropriate place would be," he said. "We... Read More

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Barbaro's Legacy: Veterinary Learning, Public Education, Research Funding

January 31, 2007

"There have been an awful lot of positives," co-owner Roy Jackson said at a news conference Monday (Jan. 29), just hours after Barbaro was euthanatized after a series of ailments, including laminitis in three feet.

"Veterinary medicine... Read More

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Veterinary Team Exhumes Horse that Died on Bollywood Film Set

January 30, 2007

A team of veterinarians exhumed the body of a horse that died on the set of the Bollywood (term for the Indian film industry, based in Bombay) film "Drona," The... Read More

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Barbaro's Maryland Connections Take Loss Personally

January 30, 2007

Barbaro prepared for the biggest races of his career at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., munching on buttercups and frolicking in plush fields under the watchful eye of trainer Michael Matz.

So when news of his death Monday... Read More

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Scholarship Started in Barbaro's Name

January 30, 2007

A Florida track is honoring Barbaro by establishing a scholarship in his name.

Officials say the award will be worth at least $20,000 and will go to high school students planning to study veterinary medicine at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Would Like to be Barbaro's Final Resting Place

January 30, 2007

Officials of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs say they'd be honored if Barbaro were buried in a garden along with four other Derby winners.

The horse's final resting place could be just a few hundred yards from the scene of... Read More

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Thank You, Barbaro

January 30, 2007

A world apart from New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania sits a group of equine practitioners for a continuing education meeting in Baja, Mexico. Even here, several time zones and hundreds of miles away, Barbaro has been on everyone's minds. Then... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro's Death 'Still Hard to Deal With'

January 30, 2007

For the last eight months, one of Dean Richardson's first stops on his morning rounds was Barbaro's ICU stall.

Richardson looked into the colt's bright eyes, made sure he was comfortable and formed an emotional bond with the Kentucky... Read More

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Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanatized: "Difficult For Him to go on Without Pain"

January 29, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanatized Monday (Jan. 29) after complications from his injury at the Preakness last May.

"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain,... Read More

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Jockeys, Horses Injured in Pileup at Golden Gate Fields

January 29, 2007

(from Golden Gate Fields report)
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, all-time leading rider by victories, sustained a cracked rib when he went down at Golden Gate Fields a race prior to the California Derby.
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Barbaro: Richardson Provides More Information on Recent Procedures

January 29, 2007

Barbaro's fight for survival might have reached a critical point. The Kentucky Derby winner suffered a significant setback over the weekend, and surgery was required to insert two steel pins in a bone--one of three shattered eight months ago in... Read More

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Richardson: Last Night "Not a Great Night" for Barbaro

January 29, 2007

The doctor who's treating Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro says last night was "not a great night" for the horse.

Barbaro is once again fighting for survival, and the doctor is warning that another setback could bring a decision to... Read More

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Remembering Barbaro

January 29, 2007

On the morning of Jan. 29, Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, made the somber announcement most everyone had been prepared to hear more than... Read More

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Barbaro Timeline: Significant Developments in Barbaro's Life

January 29, 2007

A chronology of Barbaro's life, from winning the Kentucky Derby through his Jan. 29 death.
   
May 6 - Wins Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths for sixth straight win.
    
May 20 - Injured at start... Read More