Recent News for Sports Medicine

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

October 20, 2017

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

October 17, 2017

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

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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Mild, Moderate EIPH Not Associated With Race Performance

October 17, 2017

However, more severe bleeding in the lungs was significantly associated with decreased racing performance.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Education

October 16, 2017

Look for equine bone and joint health resources Oct. 16-22 on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Resistance Bands Help Strengthen Horses' Core Muscles

October 11, 2017

After four weeks of resistance band training, horses showed less unwanted vertebral movement along the back.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Equine Intra-Articular Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

October 07, 2017

Pharmacological osteoarthritis therapy focuses on preventing or reducing pain and improving joint function.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

October 06, 2017

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More

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Keeneland Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

October 05, 2017

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

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

October 05, 2017

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Settlement Reached Between FEI, Show Jumper Paige Johnson

October 02, 2017

Johnson's horse Luke Skywalker 46 tested positive for the local anesthetic pramoxine in January.... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Outlines New Racing Drug, Testing Regulations

September 27, 2017

Officials say the new regulations are strengthening the integrity of the state's horse racing industry.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

September 26, 2017

Three horses tested positive for the banned substance diisopropylamine, a vasodilator.... Read More

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Where Do Horse Owners Get Supplement Advice?

September 25, 2017

Owners considered veterinarians the most reliable information source, which researchers found encouraging.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More