Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Condition Friesians With Unique Physical Challenges in Mind

July 26, 2017

Scientists say Friesians benefit from specific exercise regimens and warmups based on their anaerobic threshold.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer

July 24, 2017

Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

July 19, 2017

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

July 17, 2017

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

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Getting a Second Wind: Helping Equine Athletes Breathe

July 07, 2017

Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.... Read More

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How to Handle Wild Animal Encounters With Your Horse

July 06, 2017

Before you hit the trail, make sure both you and your horse are prepared for any wildlife encounters that might occur.... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Adding Fuel to the Fire: How Diet Affects Horse Behavior

June 30, 2017

Find out how you can influence your horse's behavior through feed management and ingredients. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Mountain Bikes on the Trail? No Problem for Prepared Horses

June 29, 2017

Introduce horses systematically to bikes, hikers, backpackers, strollers, and ATVs to reduce spooking on the trail. ... Read More