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Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures in California Racehorses

A recent study by Sarah Shaffer, Dr. Susan Stover and colleagues at the J.D. Wheat Orthopedic Laboratory at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sought to characterize bone abnormalities that precede proximal sesamoid bone (PSB) fractures and determine if pre-existing abnormalities are associated with these fractures. The group retrospectively studied cases from California Thoroughbred racehorses that died from PSB fractures, and controls that died for other reasons.

Grayson-Jockey Club Approves $1.3 Million for Equine Research

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors announced March 25 that it has authorized $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities (including UC Davis), nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses.

Q&A with Dr. Susan Stover

Dr. Susan Stover has been funded frequently by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Her goal in recent research is the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.

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Dr. Sue Stover participated in a panel discussing the appropriateness of bisphosphonate use in race horses, especially in young horses, during the animal welfare forum at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference on equine welfare and racing integrity.