Recent News for Conditioning


Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More


Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club Launches EIPH Research Projects

September 15, 2015

The projects will investigate EIPH's pathophysiology and the effect of the medication furosemide on that condition.... Read More


Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More


NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More


Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More


Gastric Ulcers in Polo Horses: Prevalence and Risk Factors

August 13, 2015

Researchers found that 69% and 54% of polo ponies examined had glandular and squamous ulcers, respectively.... Read More


Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More


Problems in Passing Other Horses in the Arena

August 06, 2015

What can I do to help my horse get over his fear of other horses coming toward him or passing him in the arena? ... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Tevis Cup Offers Field Research Opportunities

July 31, 2015

This year researchers will be collecting blood to evaluate the horses' total protein, chloride, and potassium levels.... Read More


Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More


UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More


AAEP to Host Focus on Poor Performance Educational Event

July 15, 2015

The event is designed to help vets assess, diagnose, and treat a range of performance-limiting diseases and conditions.... Read More


Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 23, 2015

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More


Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More


2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Meeting Tweets

June 08, 2015

Get take-home messages from the 2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Veterinary Meeting in Portland, Oregon.... Read More


The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More


10 Equine Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Resources

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitating and reconditioning injured or out-of-shape horses can be daunting, but don't worry … we're here to help. ... Read More


AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More


Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long-term, researchers said.... Read More


Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More


Poll Recap: Starting Horses Under Saddle

March 23, 2015

Of the 700 respondents, 522 (75%) said yes, they have started a horse under saddle themselves.... Read More