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Emergency Tracheotomy Saves Camp Horse’s Life

A horse at Camp Kitaki in Louisville, NE, was saved by the quick action of a camp employee earlier this week. Moo, who is used on trail rides at the camp, was battling a case of strangles, a contagious upper respiratory infection that can cause airway obstruction. Though he was on the road to recovery, […]

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Grade 3 Winner Yankee Fourtune Euthanized

Grade 3 winner Yankee Fourtune was euthanized May 28 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, due to issues of chronic arthritis. The 12-year-old gelding had been pensioned at the non-profit organization since 2015. Campaigned by New Jersey business man Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, in 2010 the 3-year-old Yankee Fourtune […]

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Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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Castration Complications: Some Breeds More Prone To Issues

Castration of male horses not fit to be breeding stallions is common. Though this procedure is considered routine, it’s not without potential complications, one of which is evisceration. Evisceration is where the horse’s intestines protrude through the incision made for the castration; this can be fatal if not addressed immediately, reports The Horse. Dr. John […]

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Omaha Beach’s Return To California Delayed, Colt’s Throat ‘Not Healed Enough Yet’ After Surgery

Omaha Beach’s landing at Santa Anita has been delayed. Originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the pre-race favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby was declared out of the race on May 1 due to an entrapped epiglottis, necessitating throat surgery that was performed May 3 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The son of […]

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Chemotherapy A Viable Treatment For Horses With Lymphoma

Lymphoma, the most common cancer in horses, has been successfully treated with chemotherapy, a new study shows. However, nearly two-thirds of horses were affected with mild adverse effects from the chemo. Presentation of the cancer varies depending on the areas of the horse that are affected; the prognosis is also variable depending on where the […]

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Lengthy Surgery Saves Horse With Unusual Heart Condition

A 5-year-old Hanoverian named Luigi was the recipient of a three-hour, intensive surgery at Leahurst Equine Hospital at the University of Liverpool after veterinarians discovered three arteriovenous fistulas in his neck. An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between the carotid artery and the jugular vein; the fistula connects the artery directly to the vein, […]

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Britain: Prince Dundee Returns To Racing After Standing Surgery To Repair Fracture

Prince Dundee, a 6-year-old British Thoroughbred that was diagnosed with a broken leg last June, has won his first steeplechase since returning to racing. The racehorse was diagnosed with a micro-fracture in his front leg through bone scans and an MRI; the injury did not show up on X-rays. To stabilize the break, Prince Dundee […]

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Jockey Zayas Suffers Fractured Femur In Gulfstream Incident

Jockey Edgard Zayas suffered a fractured femur in his right leg when Killer Kitten, his mount in Sunday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park, suffered a shoulder injury and fell early in the run down the backstretch of the about 7 1/2 furlong turf race. Killer Kitten was euthanized, according to a statement from Gulfstream Park. […]

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To Tie Or Not To Tie? New Technique Shows Promise In Tie-Back Surgeries

Partial paralysis of the left side of the windpipe in horses, also called recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN), is a degenerative disease that can limit athletic endeavors in affected horses because of limited air intake. The standard treatment for horses with RLN is called “tie-back” surgery, which literally ties back the left side of the larynx […]

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