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Sharp Humor Sidelined With Chip Knee Fracture

Purdedel and WinStar Stable’s Sharp Humor has been diagnosed with a small fracture of the left knee which will knock him off the Triple Crown trail.


The 3-year-old New York-bred son of Distorted Humor is scheduled to undergo surgery

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland’s feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez’s mount, Up an Octave, broke

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Racing Surface Drawing Rave Reviews From Horsemen

Lone Star Park’s main track is in its best condition ever, according to several horsemen who have been stabled in Grand Prairie, Texas for several weeks.


The 10th annual 66-date Spring Thoroughbred Season commences Thursday night at 6:35

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Interval Training: A Better Option for Racehorses?

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. Studies in California in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk o

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AAEP Convention 2005: Lameness in Racehorses

Inconsistencies in racetrack surfaces account for a large number of lamenesses in racehorses, said Jeff Blea, DVM, of the Southern California Equine Foundation in Arcadia, Calif., during the Lameness in Racehorses Forum held at the 51st Annual

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Serum Biomarkers for Musculoskeletal Disease (AAEP 2005)

A Colorado State University (CSU) researcher recently reported that he and his colleagues have found significant patterns of six different signals of damage or “biomarkers” in the serum of racehorses with certain musculoskeletal diseases. This means

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Pelvic Fracture

My mare suffered a pelvic fracture five months ago. What timeframe can I expect for starting light exercise?

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Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

Cash Is King’s Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), underwent surgery yesterday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern

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Ghostzapper Retired With Sesamoid Injury

Frank Stronach’s Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year and champion older male, has been retired after the detection of a small hairline fracture of the left front sesamoid. He will stand at Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm near Versailles,

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Birdstone Retired After Suffering Fracture

Marylou Whitney’s Birdstone, winner of the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) this year, has been retired after a radiograph taken Nov. 2 revealed a medial chip in the colt’s left front long pastern bone (P1).

The son of

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AAEP Preview: State of the Art Lecture

Innovation in equine medicine is the hallmark of the AAEP Convention’s State of the Art Lecture, and this year will be no different. David M. Nunamaker, VMD, Chairman and Jacques Jenny Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery of the New Bolton Center’s

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Tibial Tuberosity Fracture: Treatment Comparison Study

Fractures of the tibial tuberosity often occur as a result of direct trauma, such as hitting the stifle on a fence while jumping, or as an avulsion injury (the tearing away of part of the structure) caused by slipping on ice. When a fracture

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Derby Decisions

Every competitive horse has normal wear and tear, just like human athletes. Horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby in Thoroughbred racing receive more media attention than probably any other equine athletes. So, when a spring season arrives,

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Bioabsorbable Screws

A unique type of bone screw made of a most unlikely material is making waves in equine fracture repair at the Equine Research Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The results indicate that the screws also could have important applications in human

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Scintigraphy: Get It While It’s Hot

Many times radiographs fail to show even stress fractures. Enter nuclear scintigraphy. This sophisticated technology uses radioactive material that, combined with a bone-seeking agent, is capable of locating stress fractures and other bone damage.

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