Recent News for Sports Medicine

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When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?

August 24, 2016

I'm worried about putting too much stress on my 3-year-old's body. When is it safe to ride her on a regular basis?... Read More

Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, Dipl. ACVS; Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS; and Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.

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2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 24, 2016

Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.... Read More

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California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Camping Options

August 23, 2016

Of the 669 respondents, 415 (62%) said they would choose to take a living-quarters trailer when camping with horses.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

August 22, 2016

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More

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Niall Brennan Stables Contributes to Ocala Initiative

August 21, 2016

The Ocala Initiative is a $200,000 undertaking designed to advance equine research in Florida. ... Read More

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Comeback King Skelton Takes Individual Gold in Jumping

August 19, 2016

Nick Skelton, aboard Big Star, becoming the first British rider to win individual jumping gold today.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes at the Olympic Farriery Forge

August 18, 2016

British and Brazilian farriers are working around the clock to keep the equine athletes well-shod in Rio de Janiero.... Read More

Roger Yves Bost, Penelope Leprevost, Kevin Staut, and Philippe Rozier secured Olympic Jumping team gold for France for only the second time in the history of the Games at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro today.

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Fighting French Fly to Victory in Olympic Team Jumping Final

August 17, 2016

Team USA finished in silver medal position, while Germany won a jump-off for the bronze.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 17, 2016

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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Madden, Cortes 'C' Withdrawn From Olympic Jumping

August 17, 2016

Cortes 'C' sustained an injury during the first round of the team competition on Aug. 16.... Read More

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Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More

Lucy Davis and Barron produced one of the three clear rounds that ensured Team USA shared the lead after the first round of Team Jumping at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro today.

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Tight at the Top After First Round of Olympic Team Jumping

August 16, 2016

Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, and Team USA tied for the lead on a zero score after the first round of team jumping.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Integrity, Medication Reform Highlight Racing Round Table

August 16, 2016

The Jockey Club's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, held Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs, New York.... Read More

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secured their second successive individual Olympic Dressage title when winning the Freestyle today.

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Dujardin and Valegro Break Olympic Record in Freestyle

August 15, 2016

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro posted an Olympic record score of 93.857% to claim their second individual gold medal.... Read More

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jumping Day 1 Results

August 14, 2016

Brazil and German jumped clean to lead the competition. Team USA sits in a tie for eighth place. ... Read More

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Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 14, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

August 14, 2016

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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FEI Reaches Out to New Equestrian Fans in Rio

August 13, 2016

Efforts to bring the sport to the masses include an innovative Equestrian Playground, new website, and more.... Read More

Laura Graves and Verdades helped secure the team bronze in dressage at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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USA Wins Bronze in Dressage Team Competition

August 12, 2016

USA collects dressage team bronze behind gold-medal winning Germany and silver medalist team Great Britain.... Read More

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Dujardin, Germans Lead Olympic Dressage After Day 1

August 12, 2016

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (GBR) hold the lead with a score of 85.071. ... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 11, 2016

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More