Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Is It Okay to Ride an Ulcer-Prone Horse After She's Eaten?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

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

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Karen Donley and Royal Patron Take 2016 Tevis Cup

July 25, 2016

Also, Lisa Ford and GE Cyclone received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

July 23, 2016

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Horse Health Research Continues at 2016 Tevis Cup

July 22, 2016

Researchers will again be studying horses' hydration status and how it relates to ride completion or noncompletion.... Read More

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Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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Equestrian Sport Gallops Into the Rio Limelight

July 20, 2016

The Olympic dressage, eventing, and jumping competitions will feature 200 horses and riders from 43 countries.... Read More

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A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

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

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Wise Dan to Receive Inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

July 20, 2016

The award is given to an equine athlete who overcame a major health complication and returned to elite competition.... Read More

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Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

July 20, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher.... Read More

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How to Handle Wild Animal Encounters with Your Horse

July 18, 2016

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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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 17, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Ellis Park Staging Thoroughbred Aftercare Day July 17

July 15, 2016

The TAA accredits and provides grants to racehorse retirement, retraining, and adoption organizations.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Indiana Grand Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

July 14, 2016

Certification standards address injury prevention, uniform medication testing and penalties, safety research, and more.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $535,000 in Grants

July 14, 2016

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) awarded grants to 71 industry-related nonprofits.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2016

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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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

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The Incredible Equine Neck

July 11, 2016

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More

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TCA Announces June 2016 Award of Merit Winners

July 10, 2016

Recipients include Michele Rodriguez, Remember Me Rescue, and New Start for Horses/Pennsylvania HBPA.... Read More