Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

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Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care, Study Shows

December 17, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

Government officials from the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese Mainland, along with industry experts from around the world, toured the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua Training Centre.

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Animal Health Officials, Vets Tour Conghua Training Centre

December 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Training Centre, on the Chinese mainland, is slated to open in 2018.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

December 15, 2017

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman Dr. Simon S.O. Ip, CBE, JP, addresses Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese government officials and delegates at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on the Equine Disease Free Zone.

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Hong Kong, China Establish Equine Disease-Free Zone

December 15, 2017

The only equine disease-free zone on the Chinese mainland paves the way for a new Thoroughbred training center.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decision in Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

December 13, 2017

The federation also announced a new prohibited substance case involving another endurance horse and rider.... Read More

Researchers identified stem cells (green colored) from equine endometrium tissue on fluorescence microscope analysis.

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Researchers Harvest Uterine Stem Cells From Horses

December 13, 2017

Laboratory results show the stem cells can differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, and muscle tissue.... Read More

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Swimming Can Improve Horse Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... Read More

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ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

December 06, 2017

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

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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BHA Seeks Rule Change on Anti-Doping Penalties

December 01, 2017

The BHA hopes to ensure its ability to enforce penalties for breaching the equine anti-doping rules.... Read More

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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Researchers: Sensors Can Help Improve Rider Aids

November 27, 2017

Understanding the biomechanics of cues from a rider's legs, seat, and hands could improve horse welfare, scientists say.... Read More

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement

November 21, 2017

The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study. ... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More