Dr. Larry Bramlage

Bramlage Investigation On Mongolian Groom, Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols Well Underway

An investigation by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Larry Bramlage into the circumstances of Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mongolian Groom’s fatal injury is well underway. The Breeders’ Cup board contracted Bramlage to review not only the pre-race condition and injury of Mongolian Groom, but the organization’s pre-race safety protocols as a whole. A source […]

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Born To Run: Bramlage Defends Industry in Toronto Star’s ‘Big Debate’ On Horse Racing

The Toronto Star, in an ongoing opinion feature it calls “The Big Debate,” focused on equine safety in its most recent installment, asking the question, “Are race horses being put in danger.” Taking the stand that the sport does put horses in danger was Katie Lamb, a horse racing enthusiast and free-lance writer based in […]

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Bisphosphonates: What We Know About Off-Label Use, And What One Drug Company Is Doing About It

A little more than a year ago, top surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage stood up in Rood and Riddle’s annual Client Education Seminar and issued a warning to attendees about a new group of drugs called bisphosphonates. Bramlage worried the drug was being misused, and that misuse was putting racehorses at serious, long-term risk of injury […]

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Newly-Funded Grayson Research Projects Could Provide Answers To Racing Fatality Puzzle

Renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said earlier this month he’s not sure what caused this season’s much-publicized spike in horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita, but he does know one thing that will help: research. Bramlage sits on the board of directors for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which funds a wide range […]

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Santa Anita Breakdowns: Your Questions, Answered

Throughout this week, our coverage of Santa Anita’s spike in equine fatalities and subsequent indefinite closure has prompted all kinds of questions, comments, and theories from readers. Some are casual followers of the sport, just trying to get a handle on what’s happening, while others are more long-term fans with questions about the underlying cause. […]

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Renowned Surgeon Bramlage Isn’t Done Learning From His Four-Legged ‘Puzzles’

Few equine veterinarians have the clout of Dr. Larry Bramlage. In the Thoroughbred world, he is the expert eye trainers trust to get to the bottom of a horse’s difficult lameness. When he sits on a panel at a veterinary conference, the crowds frequently overflow. In his time on the NBC Triple Crown broadcasts, the […]

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Preventing Breakdowns: Why Routine Imaging Isn’t The Answer…Yet

This is Part II of our two-part series on imaging technologies in equine medicine. Find Part I, which explains what each type of imaging does, here. Horsemen and racing fans always ask the question, “Why can’t high-tech diagnostics be used before a race to detect if a horse has a condition that might cause it […]

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MRI, CT, Bone Scan: What’s The Difference And How Do They Help Horses?

Modern technology has given equine medicine a menu of diagnostic options — digital X-ray, nuclear scintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), thermography, ultrasonography, and most recently computed tomography (CT). In Part I of this two-part series, each of these modalities will be explained; in Part Two, Dr. Larry Bramlage, orthopedic surgeon at Rood & Riddle Equine […]

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Advocates For The Horse; Regulatory Vets Hold Inaugural Conference At Keeneland

A cooperative spirit permeated Day 1 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE) as a capacity group of 61 attendees – representing more than 100 racetracks worldwide – gathered at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., to trade ideas and emphasize the importance of formal information sharing between jurisdictions. The two-day continuing education conference for […]

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Ankle Chip Sidelines 2017 Preakness Winner Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing, winner of the Grade 1 Preakness in 2017 and fourth in his 2018 debut in the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, came out of that race with an ankle chip that will require surgery, Daily Racing Form has reported. The 4-year-old son of Maclean’s Music was sidelined with a […]

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