When undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli jogged 1 1/8 miles Dec. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center, it represented yet another stage in her courageous journey back from a case of laminitis.
Dr. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, is often called upon to care for and shoe foundered horses. Download Now
Paul Reddam wins Del Mar Futurity with Nyquist, Hopeful with Ralis, MarketWatch, and more in the September 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Well-bred California stallion Sought After, sire of grade I winner Masochistic, was euthanized recently at Joe Daehling's Daehling Ranch after developing laminitis in both front feet. He was 15.
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It appears the worst is behind undefeated turf star Lady Eli, who continues to make significant strides in her recovery from laminitis in her front feet.
Bal a Bali's miraculous recovery from laminitis and more in the July 25, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
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Star 3-year-old filly Lady Eli is battling laminitis in both front feet and her prognosis remains unknown. She stepped on a nail following her victory in the Belmont Oaks and her condition turned worse earlier this week.
Bal a Bali, the Brazilian Triple Crown winner who has qualified for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is being treated for laminitis, according to Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm.
Starlight Racing partners has announced it will donate large sums to two organizations for the purpose of funding research into laminitis in memory of Intense Holiday, who recently succumbed to the disease.
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Grade II winner Intense Holiday, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture to his right foreleg after being injured in training, was euthanized June 12 due to laminitis.
My Meadowview Farm lost the cornerstone of its breeding operation with the death of Noble Causeway, the sire of upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender Samraat.
Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, at one time a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has lost his battle with laminitis, according to an April 19 announcement by trainer Doug O'Neill.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors announced Feb. 27 that the foundation will fund a slate of 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014.
St Nicholas Abbey has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from laminitis, Coolmore Stud reported Nov. 28.
Coolmore Stud's St Nicholas Abbey has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an injury sustained in July as the 6-year-old horse has "developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore," according to a Twitter post.
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Rockport Harbor was euthanized Aug. 2 at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., due to complications arising from laminitis.
The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved funding of 12 new projects plus an unprecedented three Storm Cat Development Awards.
UC-Davis will conduct its first clinical trial for the experimental drug called t-TUCB.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter has beaten laminitis and will be able to race again if he beats colitis, his owner said Sept. 21.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter, who was diagnosed with laminitis Sept. 4, continues to make significant strides toward recovery, according to the Zayat family.
Zayat Stables reported Sept. 7 that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days and remains comfortable in casts he wears because of laminitis.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter, who was diagnosed with laminitis Sept. 4, was "walking comfortably" Sept. 5, and his bloodwork came back normal, the Zayat family said.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter, who has suffered many ailments while battling a serious case of colitis, was diagnosed Sept. 4 with one of the most devastating diseases for horses: laminitis.
Grade I-winning New York champion Giant Ryan, who fractured both left front sesamoids during the June 9 True North Handicap (gr. II), was euthanized at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania June 14.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 19 that the NTRA Charities-Barbaro Memorial Fund has made three new disbursements to support laminitis research.
Kip Deville, who has been battling life-threatening laminitis for several months, continues to show significant improvement.
It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victor and four-time grade I winner, was competing in a stakes race at Saratoga.
From a layman's perspective, cryotherapy (use of cold for treatment) for horses at risk of or just beginning the acute phase of laminitis just makes sense. The laminae are inflamed, the hooves are hot to the touch, so let's cool them down and keep them cold. Researchers get that, too. But there are still some questions on how this method works, and there are some issues when it comes to real-world applications.
The champion racemare Sunline died April 30 after a battling laminitis and will be buried at Ellerslie racecourse in New Zealand, the Melbourne Herald Sun reported.
The New Zealand champion mare Sunline is showing signs of improvement in her fight to overcome a life-threatening hoof condition.
Churchill Downs will be the final resting place for 2006 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro.
- By Sandra McKee
Nearing the one-year anniversary of Barbaro's death, Gretchen Jackson said she and her husband, Roy, are close to announcing where the ashes of the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be buried.
Woodford Reserve has donated the proceeds from its $1,000 Mint Julep program to Thoroughbred Charities of America, it was announced Dec. 21. The Midway-based non-profit received $116,337 from sales of the limited edition cups.
Two projects focusing on the equine disease laminitis will be launched soon using funds raised by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in memory of the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro. The projects, at more than $100,000, will be conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.
New art depicting Barbaro and Secretariat will be sold to benefit the Laminitis Fund at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center.
A set of prints and a poster featuring Barbaro and Secretariat will be sold to benefit the Laminitis Fund at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
Artist Susan Sommer-Luarca's portrait "Barbaro" -- a 5' by 4' tonal acrylic on canvas that was painted at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week -- brought a final price of $14,400 at the conclusion of bidding yesterday on eBay.
- By Claire Novak
Leading Equine veterinarians Drs. Rustin Moore and Jim Belknap of The Ohio State University were the featured speakers during the inaugural web-based seminar -- or "webinar" -- presented by The Horse magazine May 23.
Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who died earlier this year.
Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year, will be honored with a stakes race in his name at Delaware Park.
Barbaro, who thrilled racing fans with his sublime victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and captivated many millions more worldwide with his gut-wrenching fight for life after suffering a catastrophic breakdown in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized Jan. 29.
The chief of surgery at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center said Jan. 15 that Barbaro had "improved significantly" after undergoing surgery two days earlier to remove more of the left rear hoof that has been impacted by a bout of laminitis.
Barbaro shows no sign of infection in either of his hind legs, and the Kentucky Derby winner has more healthy tissue on his diseased left hind hoof than he did in July when he was first stricken with laminitis.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast last week, according to his medical team.
Barbaro's quest for the Triple Crown turned into a fight for his life, bringing much public attention to the fragility of horses' legs and feet.
Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro remains comfortable according to veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital.
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