Recent News for Sports Medicine

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The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

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Belmont Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

May 03, 2016

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

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Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More

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CHRI Advocates for Medication Reform at Horse Caucus Hearing

May 02, 2016

Representatives educated Congress members about the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

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Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

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Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 29, 2016

Churchill Downs was the first track to be accredited in 2009, the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's inaugural year. ... Read More

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What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?

April 29, 2016

Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found. ... Read More

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Are TMJ Variations Normal in Horses?

April 28, 2016

Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 28, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program

April 27, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission will enhance its out-of-competition drug testing program effective immediately.... Read More

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Congressman's Email Draws Ire From Oregon Dressage Riders

April 27, 2016

A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link soring to dressage.... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 27, 2016

Here's what to know about horse inspections, which are designed to evaluate the horse's fitness to compete.... Read More

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Researchers Pinpoint Additional Laminitis Risk Factors

April 27, 2016

Overconditioning, grazing during sunlight hours, and frozen footing could potentially trigger laminitic episodes.... Read More

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Nerve Blocks: Work From the Bottom Up?

April 26, 2016

Researchers hope study results will help them establish guidelines for administering nerve blocks in horses' hind limbs.... Read More

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Surgeon Ortved Joins New Bolton Center

April 25, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved specializes in orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy, tenoscopy, and fracture repair.... Read More

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Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 25, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 24, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More

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Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club's Ocala Initiative Receives Donations

April 20, 2016

Double Diamond Farm donated $20,000, while Glen Hill Farm and Payton Training Center have each committed $10,000.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

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