Dr. Larry Bramlage

Use With Caution: Weighing The Risks And Benefits Of Corticosteroids

As states work their way through updated medication rules, one of the therapeutic medications that seems to garner repeated discussion is the corticosteroid methylprednisolone acetate, sold as Depo-Medrol. New York officials issued a statement warning horsemen and veterinarians not to use the drug at all in late 2014, and authorities in West Virginia sent an […]

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Ten Takeaways From The Welfare And Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation held its sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit July 8. It was a lot of information packed into an eight-hour day. Here are a few takeaways from this year’s edition of the summit:   1. A lot of riders are not wearing ASTM (American Society for Testing and […]

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Welfare And Safety Summit: ‘Cultural Change’ Of Public Demands Proactive Strategy

The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., and this one placed an emphasis on racetrack surfaces, equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education and post-mortem programs. The conference, held in the Keeneland sales pavilion, once again brought together a cross-section of the Thoroughbred industry, including owners, […]

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All Clear: Champion Wise Dan Gets Okay To Resume Full Training

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been given clearance to resume full training, according to a report Tuesday at Bloodhorse.com. The 8-year-old gelding had been on an every-other-day schedule of jogging and galloping since May 26. Wise Dan has been sidelined since October, when a non-displaced fracture of his fetlock at the bottom […]

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Horse Of The Year Wise Dan Cleared To Gallop

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who has been sidelined since late last fall with a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone, received clearance earlier this week to begin galloping every other day. According to reports by both Horse Racing Nation and the Louisville Courier-Journal, trainer Charlie LoPresti indicated […]

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Wise Dan Back To Jogging On Track At Keeneland

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has returned to the track at Keeneland following recovery from a non-displaced fracture of the cannon bone. The Charlie LoPresti trainee jogged Tuesday morning under regular exercise rider Damien Rock. LoPresti told The Blood-Horse that the gelding will jog every other day for 30 days before being rechecked by […]

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Latson Succeeding Bramlage As AAEP’s ‘On Call’ Vet For Derby-Oaks Telecasts

Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 1 and 2 live racing telecasts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.Dr. Latson will be available to provide timely health reports to the media concerning the equine athletes […]

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Normandy Invasion Recovered, Will Return to Training

Grade 1-placed Normandy Invasion has ben judged by veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital to have recovered from a fractured sesamoid and is heading back to the racetrack. Fox Hill Farm, which owns the son of Tapit, posted the following statement on its Facebook page Tuesday: Today was the big day regarding Normandy Invasion. […]

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Campbell ’80 Percent Sure’ Palace Malice Resumes Racing Career

Classic winner Palace Malice continues to recuperate in Kentucky as a decision nears on whether the talented colt will continue to race or be retired to stud. Cot Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable, told the Aiken Standard that the 4-year-old son of Curlin is “enjoying life” and resting in Kentucky. “I am 80 percent sure […]

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Bramlage: Research is the ‘Greatest Untold Welfare Story’ in Racing

At the second day of the inaugural Thoroughbred Ownership Conference at Keeneland on Wednesday, renowned equine veterinarians gave racing newcomers an idea of what to expect in the horse health arena. Dr. Larry Bramlage, well-known equine orthopedic expert at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, stressed that the skeleton is the most vulnerable part of the […]

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