Recent News for Sports Medicine

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing "Broken" Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases

March 26, 2017

An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses

March 22, 2017

Experimental findings suggest serum SAA could serve as an earlier indication of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA.... Read More

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What is a Nutraceutical?

March 20, 2017

Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 20, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

March 20, 2017

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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USEF, AERC Issue Joint Statement on Endurance Horse Welfare

March 19, 2017

The groups expressed "alarm over continued disproportionate equine deaths, equine doping, and catastrophic injuries."... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

March 17, 2017

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

March 15, 2017

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 15, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

You can use a bristled brush on a horse's mane as pictured (a strong human hairbrush works) or a mane comb. However, some people opt for finger combing to prevent hair breakage.

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Poll Recap: Business or Hobby?

March 14, 2017

Of the 552 respondents, 418 (76%) said they were involved with horses primarily as a hobby.... Read More

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DMG and Creatine in the Equine Diet

March 13, 2017

Do these supplement ingredients improve performance?... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

March 10, 2017

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Picky Eaters

March 07, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 212 (51%) have dealt with an equine picky eater. ... Read More