Wayne McIlwraith

Vet Rebuts Casner: Lasix Use Does Not Compromise A Horse’s Musculoskeletal System

Because Bill Casner has a deserved reputation as a fine owner and breeder of racehorses, I read with interest his article “Studies Show Some Therapeutic Medications Do More Harm Than Good,” appearing in the October 8, 2019, issue of the Paulick Report. I also did so because a significant part of my 30-year professional career […]

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Racetrack Surfaces Key To Keeping Horse And Rider Safe

Proper footing is imperative to keeping horses and riders safe, no matter what discipline they are competing in, and footing has been a growing focus for researchers around the world. Mick Peterson, PhD, the director of the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and also a faculty member within UK’s Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, […]

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Pivotal Study Continues To Define The Significance Of Sesamoiditis Lesions And Stifle Lesions

  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., commenced at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Horses included in the study last year as yearlings were identified at 2-year-old sales in 2017. […]

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Translational Medicine Institute Launched At Colorado State University

The groundbreaking for Colorado State University’s C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, broke ground on June 2; the institute promises medical innovations by harnessing the body’s healing powers to help animals and people suffering from a wide range of diseases. Dr. David Frisbie, the institute’s interim operations director and a CSU professor of equine surgery, […]

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Dedomenico to chair TOC’s Medication and Integrity Committee

PRESS RELEASEDr. Mark Dedomenico has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California as the new Chairman of the Medication and Integrity Committee. Recently appointed to the TOC Board in February, Dr. Dedomenico has made immediate contributions to the organization. “Dr. Mark is a true asset to the TOC board […]

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The Paulick Report will be blogging live from Thursday’s hearing on horse racing from Washington, D.C. 9:45…The guests begin to assemble for the hearing on “Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: the State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred,” and Christian Fjeld, staff counsel for the subcommitee on commerce, trade and consumer protection, […]

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