Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Salutes Equine Research Foundation, Sponsors

September 15, 2014

September 24 is the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, in support of a leading source of equine research.... Read More

Eleven-year-old bay mare Samanta patiently accepts the inadvertent tugging of her rider, owner, and friend, Magdalena Cycak of Poland.

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The Amazing Para Horse

September 12, 2014

Watching the positive relationships between para-horses and riders competing at WEG brought this reporter to tears.... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 09, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Santa Anita Seeks Breeders' Cup Volunteers

September 08, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of patron services Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the California track.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 07, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN produced one of the three clears that promoted the Dutch team to pole position ahead of tomorrow’s final round of the team jumping championship today.

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Jumping, Vaulting Continue at WEG

September 03, 2014

The World Equestrian Games continued today as the jumpers and vaulters returned to their respective arenas.... Read More

Representatives of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in discussion with Stade d’Ornano stable manager Carsten Koch.

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FEI Observer Program Run at 2014 World Equestrian Games

September 03, 2014

Future Olympic and World Equestrian Games organizers are learning about organizing these top-level events.... Read More

Ireland’s Bertram Allen steered the lovely grey mare Molly Malone V to win the opening speed leg of the jumping championships today.

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WEG Resumes with Jumping, Vaulting

September 02, 2014

The World Equestrian Games (WEG) resumed as the jumpers and vaulters got their first chance to compete at the event. ... Read More

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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How Hard are my Lesson Horses Really Working?

September 02, 2014

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

September 02, 2014

Eleven horses died during the recent Saratoga Race Track meet, compared with eight during the summer session last year.... Read More

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Understanding Senior Horse Feeds

September 01, 2014

Get the skinny on what goes into feeds designed for senior horses and how they can benefit our aging equids.... Read More

Sandra Auffarth and the Normandy-bred Opgun Louvo were foot-perfect throughout to take individual eventing gold and lead the Germans to team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

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WEG Eventing Concludes; Germany takes Team, Individual Gold

August 31, 2014

German event riders gave a master class in jumping, taking the team gold and individual gold and silver medals.... Read More

Shawn Flarida steered Spooks Gotta Whiz to win individual reining gold at the Parc des Expositions at Caen, Normandy tonight.

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WEG Reining Concludes; Eventers Tackle Cross-Country

August 30, 2014

Reining concluded today as the individual medals were awarded. Meanwhile, the eventers took to the cross-country course.... Read More

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British Event Horse Wild Lone Dies after WEG Cross-Country

August 30, 2014

Wild Lone, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, collapsed and died after completing cross-country.... Read More

On the podium for the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, L to R: Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg (silver), Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (gold) and The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen (bronze).

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WEG Dressage, Para-Dressage Concludes; Eventing Continues

August 29, 2014

The final medals were awarded in dressage and para-dressage, while the eventers prepare to head out on cross-country.... Read More

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Reining Reigns Supreme at WEG

August 29, 2014

There's one discipline everyone wants to watch at the World Equestrian Games: Reining.... Read More

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WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

August 29, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy.... Read More

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (UAE) and the outstanding mare Yamamah (meaning “little dove” in Arabic) led from the start to finish to win the individual gold medal .

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WEG Continues; Endurance, Para-Dressage Medalists Decided

August 28, 2014

The competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games with endurance, eventing, para-dressage, and reining.... Read More

Commentary

Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

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Costa Rican Endurance Horse Dies at World Equestrian Games

August 28, 2014

Dorado, an Arabian ridden by Claudia Romero Chacon, ran head-on into a tree early in the race and died instantly.... Read More

Veterinary Services Manager Dr. Anne Couroucé-Malblanc is in charge of the multi-venue veterinary facilities for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014.

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Inside the World Equestrian Games' Veterinary Facilities

August 28, 2014

Care is available to equine athletes at the on-site veterinary facilities operating at all venues on a 24/7 basis.... Read More

Great Britain’s Lee Pearson (center) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title with Austria’s Pepo Puch (left) taking silver and The Netherlands’ Nicole Den Dulk scoring bronze.

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Dressage, Para-Dressage Medals Awarded at 2014 WEG

August 27, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Lee Pearson, and Hannalore Brenner took home gold medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) today.... Read More

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Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More