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Originally posted by stayer stayer wrote:

God its refreshing seeing Udyta after f*cking Gai.
What a great end to a great days racing.


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He just loves the straight, massive chance in the Newmarket. Looking forward to it
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Hey POP, did you put some money in the swear box this morning? I see you uttered ( well almost lol) that word , be carefull, they maybe watching.
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Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Hey POP, did you put some money in the swear box this morning? I see you uttered ( well almost lol) that word , be carefull, they maybe watching.


Yeah, she’s nearly full
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Super win. Just goes to show, they don’t need a whip
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Yep, S U P E R
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$10 chance today.
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What was the jock thinking? #planetmoloney
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Ride was fine.
Horse never raced over 1300 before.
Too far
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Weird run. Horse had his head turned in (left) the whole way. Straightened up in the end and finished off okay. Issue?
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Rich Charm - began awkwardly and was slow to begin. Rider Patrick Moloney reported that his mount felt awkward in its action from the 700m and rounding the home turn, and for this reason he allowed the gelding to balance up in the straight before riding it along. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near hind leg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
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She had Bryant (BC chiro) down from Q/land x 2 to treat a back issuethen he got a stone bruise but trialled well this week. She felt he was spot on & would be ridden back from the gate.
His head was turned in 'cos he was hanging out i.e. rider trying to keep him in.
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A chiro? Well if you're relying on snakeoil salesmen you get what you deserve. Poor horse.
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Plans for popular sprinter Rich Charm to target Group 1 races in autumn have been abandoned after the results of a scintigraphy revealed bone bruising in all four fetlocks.

Udyta Clarke’s Group 2 winner spent several days at Ballarat Equine Clinic during the week where vets worked to diagnose a mystery ailment that prompted several below-par performances during the spring.

Clarke, who believes the issue can be traced back to an unplaced run in last year’s Newmarket Handicap, confirmed the six-year-old will be sidelined for at least 12 months.

“It was the first time in his life he’s been away from the property overnight and he was very stressed, he lost 40kg in three days,” Clarke said.

“But everyone at Ballarat Equine was so kind and so helpful.

“They found quite bad bone bruising in all four fetlocks and he needs 12 months off to recover fully.

“We’ll take him back in six months for another scan and hopefully it shows that he’s improving.

“At least I’ve got him back in one piece."
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I know these are incredibly expensive justifiably, given machine cost & expertise needed to interpret but good on her for knowing her horse so well & persisting in tracking down the reason for his loss of form Clap
All his upper body issues were obviously a protective response to his limb pain which they generally are. More ammo for the anti Good 2/3 group.

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Anyone know what the scintigraphy sets one back?  ($$$)

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I'm amazed in a way that this horse didn't show indications that alls not well with him earlier, like drawing back from the feed bin, a drop of in attitude to work , indications of joints showing heat and " appleing up", dull eye, they can be sooks but there is a myriad of ways to read the leaves if he goes in All fours, no knock on the trainer , just me thinking outside the square fwiw.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gay3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 12:24pm
I posted in the Racing forum about the following with a little more detail off her interview but as the TBV search will only take me back to Dec 10 Angry I naturally can't find it!
The writing was clearly on the wall with 'compensatory' issues & I remember she did say he had a stone bruise.
They can also be very tough too Carioca & mask their problems. Bilateral lameness is hard enough to diagnose but in all 4s, even more difficult especially when it shows up gradually.

Distance no worry for recovered Rich Charm


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16 November, 2018


Rich Charm and trainer Udyta Clarke are undisputed fan favourites, but good favour doesn't always bring with it luck and winning results, as the tough pair has found out this spring.

But a change of fortune could be on the horizon, with Clarke saying this Saturday they're giving it 'a late throw at the stumps' in the final weeks of the Spring Carnival, with 'our fingers crossed for luck' as the popular sprinter steps out to 1300m for just the second time in his career in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown.

"I'm not worried about the 1300m, Patty (jockey Patrick Moloney) has been telling me forever that he'd do well at 1400m, I've probably tried to protect him a bit too much in the past so we'll just have to see how we go on Saturday," Clarke said.

The son of Danerich is on the third line of betting in most markets for the Kevin Heffernan following more than two months on the sidelines after being found to be lame following the G2 Bobbie Lewis at Flemington.

"Two days after the race he couldn't even lift a leg, I was so worried about him, and he was found to have soft tissue damage all across his backside, a sacroiliac problem," she said.

"I'm glad that we'll get a crack at a race in the Spring Carnival, even if it is so late.

"He's a great horse, and a trainer like me doesn't always get a horse like this, so I'm really happy that he's getting back to the races."

The Cranbourne trainer hasn't taken any risks with the six-year-old, with one of Australia's best equine chiropractors even travelling from interstate to treat him.

"Michael Bryant, who looked after Black Caviar, has flown down from Queensland to see him a few times, which has been such a relief, as soon as he saw him he knew what was wrong with him," she said.

"Even when he was out I was still able to get a lot of work into him in the water, he's fit and trialled lovely 10 days ago.

"Some even said that last furlong he was low flying."

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With such a large equine community in the Ballarat area, BVP has recognised a high demand for accurate lameness diagnostic technology. This is why we are proud to offer diagnostic imaging of the foot and leg using the Hallmarq Standing Equine MRI to give both sport and leisure horses an early, safe and accurate diagnosis. The Hallmarq MRI scanner is located in a purpose designed building at the clinic and a team of vets has been trained to use the scanner and interpret the resulting images to the highest standard. We have established relationships with leading specialist radiologists in the UK and USA who have been providing written reports on our images.

The Hallmarq Standing Equine MRI uses a strong magnetic field to produce images of soft tissues and bone. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require general anaesthesia. Sedation is used to prevent the horse from moving throughout the procedure. In most cases we will remove the front or back shoes depending on the region of interest to prevent interference with the magnetic field. The scan itself takes around 1-2 hours and you may be able to pick up your horse later the same day depending on when the scan takes place. However each scan produces up to 500 separate images, so interpretation takes time. The images are sent to a specialist for interpretation and the diagnosis may take a few days.

It is important to keep in mind that Standing MRI does not replace the skill and experience of an equine vet. The initial clinical examination is still essential and preliminary diagnostic imaging (ultrasound, x-ray, bone scan) may be recommended. Our MRI system can image an area approximately the volume of a grapefruit so it is impractical for screening purposes.

HOW MUCH DOES A SCAN COST? - The scan costs $2950, which includes two sites. This includes the cost of sedation and specialist reading fees. Most scans can be completed on an out-patient basis however if repeat scans are required an overnight stay is included in the total price.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR? - MRI technology is the "gold standard" in medical imaging of soft tissues including tendon, ligament, joint capsule and articular cartilage, giving exquisite anatomical detail and precise localisation of lesions. MRI also provides precise localisation and differentiation of various pathological processes in bone. MRI finds its greatest use in lameness conditions of the lower limb, principally the foot and has revolutionised the diagnosis of injuries/conditions formerly collectively grouped as "navicular syndrome".

WHAT CASES ARE SUITABLE FOR MRI? - Standing MRI is not suitable for large areas or survey imaging of regions of interest unlike nuclear scintigraphy. Therefore, precise localisation of the source of pain is necessary with nerve blocks or on clinical grounds. Indications include:

 

  • Foot pain localised with nerve blocks but with negative radiographic findings
  • Lameness localised to the pastern and fetlock with negative radiographic findings including "hotspots" diagnosed with scintigraphy
  • Differentiating the cause of subchondral bone pathology of the fetlock in performance horses
  • Localising the source of carpal/subcarpal or tarsal/subtarsal pain where other imaging modalities are inconclusive
  • Chronic lameness has been localised to the foot or lower limb by nerve blocks
  • Nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) is being considered or is negative
  • Access to the area of interest by ultrasound is difficult or impossible
  • There is a penetrating injury needing urgent attention
  • Treatment and healing need to be monitored before returning to work

 

HOW DO I BOOK IN A CASE? - Please contact Dr Brian Anderson (0418506551 or ba@bvp.com.au or Dr Ian Fulton (0418503551 or if@bvp.com.au) or speak to Kim Hill or Gayle Dridan at our clinic on 0353346756.

If you are not sure whether MRI would be a good choice for your horse or patient, please contact us or for more information on MRI and its uses in equine medicine please see the Hallmarq website.

 

MRI CASE EXAMPLES


CASE 1: Standardbred Racehorse Pastern

This horse presented with acute severe left hindlimb lameness and pastern swelling. X-rays and ultrasound were inconclusive. MRI revealed severe bone marrow lesion of the short pastern bone (P2). The horse was treated with Tildren to reduce bone turnover and improve healing, followed by 4 months of box rest before a gradual return to training. The horse has since returned to training and remains sound.

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STIR sagittal image showing abnormally high fluid content (hyperintense signal, arrows) in the short pastern bone. T2*W frontal image showing fluid accumulation (circle) in the short pastern bone.


CASE 2: Standardbred Racehorse Carpus

This horse presented for an 11-month history of right forelimb lameness. A bone scan revealed a "hot spot" in the third carpal bone (C3) of the right knee and x-rays revealed C3 sclerosis. MRI was performed to better characterize the changes, which revealed severe subchondral bone remodeling of C3 with development of an osseous cyst-like lesion surrounded by sclerosis. There was also evidence of degenerative joint disease.

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T1W transverse section of the carpus showing marked sclerosis of the subchondral and trabecular bone of the radial facet of C3 (arrows).

T2*W transverse section of the carpus showing marked sclerosis of the subchondral and trabecular bone of the radial facet of C3 (arrow).

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T2*W frontal image showing an osseous cyst in the radial facet of C3 (circle).

T1W sagittal image showing fragmentation (degenerative joint disease) of the dorsal proximal aspect of C3 (arrow).


CASE 3: Thoroughbred Racehorse Fetlock

This horse presented with a history of jumping poorly from the barrier and a short, high-stepping gait behind. Bone scan revealed "hot spots" in the lateral condyles of the cannon in the left (predominantly) and right hind fetlock joints. Subchondral bone disease as diagnosed here can actually be one of several injury types: inflammation or oedema (bone bruise), increased bone mineral density (sclerosis), microfracture or prefracture changes, or end-stage or severe bone damage with pending joint collapse. Given that the recommendations for rest and return to training depend on the nature of the injury, MRI was performed. The MRI scan showed moderate sclerosis of the cannon with mild inflammation associated with this. With this type of injury rest periods of less than 6 months result in resumption of lameness, so an 8-12 month spell was recommended. After this period the horse can gradually return to work, ideally using low-impact treadmill training and swimming as much as possible. Also the horse is to be shod in wide-web supportive shoes.

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T1W sagittal image showing moderate bone sclerosis of the distal cannon (arrow).

T1W transverse image showing moderate bone sclerosis of the distal cannon, localized to the lateral and medial condyles (circles).
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So intricate and thorough, so many horses out there that could benefit from such in depth diagnostic treatment. If only they could talk.......
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Knowing the type of lady Mrs Clarke is, she would do absolutely anything for her horses and quiet often go without something herself just to keep them happy.

Ie- sleeping in the stables to make sure the horse is okay, putting off her knee/hip surgery because she didn’t want to leave her horse.

I wish them both all the best, great horse and great lady
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