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. Barbaro's care illustrates veterinary profession's capabilities Colt's recovery from injury stirs positive media attention Just two weeks after clinching the Kentucky Derby, Barbaro suffered a broken hind limb shortly after the start of the Preakness

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ceramic tile floor that is causing slips and repeated injuries, or the open-plan house where an elderly dog can't escape from a toddler. Some pets that need help also are less likely to travel well or be predictable in a clinic, she said. Dr. Foote

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. The laboratory uses its Maintenance Quality System to evaluate 12 tracks twice a year. Santa Anita was tested in October 2018 and then retested in March after the injuries on the track. The test results matched the baseline data. However, Dr. Peterson

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hits a fence between its knees and chest. A rider is 10 times as likely to be injured or killed because of a rotational fall. There is also an increased risk of horse injury and death associated with rotational falls, according to data from the

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the Equine Injury Registry, which is maintained by the Jockey Club, the number of fatalities per 1,000 starts has decreased in the last 10 years ( see chart, next page). But despite the overall decrease, the recent cluster of injuries has led to

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, assistant professor in equine health at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and senior author of the paper, in a press release. The Cornell study is the first investigation of lubricin's role in cruciate ligament injuries in dogs. In

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. About a dozen animals had burn injuries, including six chickens treated at shelters. Another 35 were treated at the UC-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, according to university data. Those animals were 11 alpacas, six horses, six goats, five

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;242:540–549), 85% had gastrointestinal signs, 70% had kidney injury, 67% had cardiac arrhythmias, and 10% died suddenly. Overall, half of the horses died or were euthanized. Ingestion of taxine alkaloids in yew shrubs or trees also can be lethal. Most poisonings

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recognizing signs of fatigue in staff members, approximately 50% reported employees had fallen asleep at work, 57% said employees missed work because they were tired, and a third reported workplace injuries and “near misses” caused by fatigued employees

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research more widely among industry stakeholders; develop a standard method for reporting the nature of on-track injuries—both equine and human; and provide more continuing education programs for farriers, exercise riders, and others. Horseshoe risks

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