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2011-10-29 07:00:00

âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescueâ provides an opportunity for equine enthusiasts to help in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-racehorses to serve the greater community. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Mid America Horse Rescue (MAHR) invites fellow equine enthusiasts and animal welfare advocates to its inaugural fundraising event, âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescue.â...

2009-04-06 13:30:00

Partnership Promotes Equine Health and Wellness through Education and Research Initiatives NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Animal Health has joined forces as a leadership contributor with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) Safety and Integrity Alliance. The partnership's aim is to ensure the health and safety measures being implemented through the new racetrack accreditation program are addressed in a manner that will best benefit the equine athlete. Pfizer Animal...

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2008-06-14 18:05:00

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thoroughbred racetracks in the U.S. reported more than three horse deaths a day last year and 5,000 since 2003, and the vast majority were put down after suffering devastating injuries on the track, according to an Associated Press survey. Countless other deaths went unreported because of lax record keeping, the AP found in the broadest such review to date. The catastrophic breakdown of filly Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby last month made the fragility of a half-ton...

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2007-01-31 00:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The death of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro shines a spotlight on a little-understood health problem that every year kills thousands of horses. Despite decades of research into the causes of laminitis, the disease can't be prevented and can't be cured. Scientists disagree about the causes, and vets have competing theories on treatment. Horses of all breeds and ages are susceptible, and when they get it, all that vets can do is treat it and hope it gets better. Barbaro...

2006-07-13 15:29:28

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The condition of Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro has worsened over the last few days and the colt's chances of survival are poor, doctors said on Thursday. Barbaro has developed a severe case of laminitis in his left hind foot, said Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals. When asked Barbaro's chances of survival, he said: I don't want to put a percentage on it but I would say poor. I'd be lying...

2006-07-11 19:25:55

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro remained in a stable condition on Tuesday after receiving a sixth cast since suffering a life-threatening leg fracture in the Preakness Stakes. "He's tolerating the new cast well," said Dr Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Richardson replaced the cast on Barbaro's shattered right hind leg during a three-hour operation on Monday and also treated...

2006-07-10 00:21:45

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro underwent another operation over the weekend to replace a plate and screws holding together his shattered leg. "Barbaro had developed some discomfort and a consistently elevated temperature so we believed it was in his best interest to remove the hardware and thoroughly clean the site of the infection," doctors at the George D. Widener Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center said in a statement on Sunday. "We...

2006-06-07 15:45:19

By Peter Simunovich ELMONT, New York (Reuters) - Trainer Tom Albertrani said he would withdraw Deputy Glitters from the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes on Saturday if the track turned sloppy with rain forecast over the next 48 hours. Albertrani issued the warning after Deputy Glitters, who has performed poorly on heavy tracks in two races, drew nine for the third leg of U.S. racing's Triple Crown. "We've been looking at the weather all the time. If it becomes sloppy then we will take him...

2006-05-30 12:00:00

By Jon Hurdle KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania -- Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro, who suffered a life-threatening ankle fracture during this month's Preakness Stakes, has a better-than-even chance of survival, his surgeon said Tuesday. Dr. Dean Richardson, head of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for Large Animals, previously rated the colt's chances of survival at no better than 50-50. "He has had an incredibly good week, " Richardson told a news conference updating...

2006-05-26 15:51:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro is making small strides each day to recover from a devastating leg fracture, doctors said Friday. "He looks good, everything is fine," said veterinarian Dean Richardson, who inserted 27 pins into the colt's leg during a four-hour operation on Sunday. "His appetite is particularly good today." The three-year-old colt suffered a life-threatening and career-ending fracture of his right hind leg during the $1 million Preakness Stakes...