Dr. Larry Bramlage

Veterinarians Launch Four-Year Study To Track Progress, Relevance Of Yearling Radiographic Abnormalities

A large study led by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak from the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, working with Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, Ky., was commenced at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale this year. This study will look at two issues that are typically the most-discussed findings by buyers, […]

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‘Widespread Industry Collaboration’ Enhances Seventh Welfare And Safety Summit

The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded late Tuesday afternoon at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., following 12 reports on topics ranging from racing surfaces, equine injuries and rider safety to nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health for horses. There were also reports on biomarker research, compounded medications, nutraceuticals, lameness, the […]

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Bone Bruise Sidelines Runhappy For 60 Days

Runhappy has been sidelined for the next 60 days with a bone bruise to his right front cannon bone, according to bloodhorse.com. The Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion recently returned to training at the Kentucky Training Center under the watchful eye of Laura Wohlers, but hadn’t been training as well as Wohlers expected. “He had been […]

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Bramlage: When It Comes To One Corticosteroid, Always Read The Label

  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 […]

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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 toldĀ The Blood-Horse that the gelding will jog every other day for 30 days before being rechecked by […]

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