Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluations

September 19, 2014

Drug screening can offer additional information pertaining to the horse's ability to fit the buyer's needs. ... Read More

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Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

September 19, 2014

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance.... Read More

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RMTC Close to Setting Cobalt Test Threshold

September 19, 2014

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is expected to agree on a testing threshold at its October meeting.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.

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Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

September 18, 2014

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

September 17, 2014

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More

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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

Sept. 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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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... 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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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 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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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