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New Equine Leg Brace Could Be Game-Changer For Injury Recovery

For anyone who deals with horses in a competitive nature, it is not if they will deal with lameness issues in their equine athletes, but when. Horsepower Technologies is working to make dealing with those situations easier and safer with its new “Fast Track” device, a brace that is designed to accelerate a horse’s recovery […]

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Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center Offers Robotic Controlled CT Scan

  The Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of computed tomography (CT, or “cat scan”) to their advanced diagnostic imaging arsenal. Mid-Atlantic is proud to be on the forefront of this technology, having acquired an updated version of the EQUIMAGINE robotics-controlled imaging system. In doing so, Mid-Atlantic becomes the first privately […]

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The Dangers of Hanging Buckets

They’re a necessity in every barn, used to hold water and grain: buckets. A horse exposes his most delicate tissue to these buckets multiple times a day: his eyelids and nostrils. The buckets with J-shaped handle ends have the most potential to cause equine harm. The handles of these buckets can gap over time, creating […]

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Napravnik Returns to Riding After Injury

Rosie Napravnik, injured in a morning training spill on June 16, was back aboard horses on Saturday morning at Belmont Park. According to the Daily Racing Form, Napravnik, who suffered a shoulder separation in the accident, plans to return to race riding on July 12, when she is scheduled to ride at Arlington Park. She […]

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Eddie Castro Injured in Monmouth Paddock

Jockey Eddie Castro escaped serious injury following a paddock incident in which he was kicked by his mount Kamarius prior to the ninth race on Sunday’s Monmouth Park card. “He suffered a large laceration on his right leg,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, Medical Director at the racetrack. “He will be sutured and kept overnight for […]

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Rosie Napravnik Injured in Training Accident

Jockey Rosie Napravnik is expected to be out of the saddle for four-to-six weeks while she recovers from a shoulder injury suffered in a training mishap early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Napravnik suffered what her husband, Joe Sharp, described as a “mild separation” of the clavicle at the joint in her left shoulder, according […]

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Champion Beholder ‘Questionable’ for Del Mar

Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who most recently finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park, is healing from an injury sustained in that race and will likely be on the sidelines until fall, according to The Blood-Horse. “So far it looks like it’s healing well,” said trainer Richard Mandella. […]

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Snow Fairy to miss rest of 2012 due to injury

Current Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe favorite Snow Fairy will miss the race, and rest of 2012, with an injury. Trainer Ed Dunlop told the Racing Post that the mare developed some heat in her foreleg after a work on Friday and decided to cancel the rest of the mare’s plans this season to […]

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Jose Ortiz injured in closing-day spill

Jockey Jose Ortiz was thrown from his mount, Destination Moon, in the eighth race at Belmont on Sunday. Ortiz was taken to North Shore University Hospital complaining of back and shoulder pain as a result the fall. Destination Moon clipped heels with the horse running in front of him around the half-mile pole, causing Ortiz […]

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