Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Racehorse Drug Test Turnaround

July 23, 2014

Delaware's racing commission is working with a Kentucky lab to facilitate quicker equine drug test turnaround.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

July 23, 2014

Researchers identified longer race distances, low ambient temperatures, and bar shoes as EIPH risk factors.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

July 22, 2014

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. ... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Kind, Mays Promoted in TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory

July 17, 2014

The TVMDL provides drug-testing services to the pari-mutuel horse and greyhound racing industries.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 13, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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Determining Dietary Energy

July 11, 2014

How much digestible energy does your horse need each day? Here's how to find out.... Read More

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer starts for horses.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbo-charged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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BCHA Expands its Reach to Benefit Equestrians Across the US

July 06, 2014

BCHA, an organization that works to protect our right to ride horses on public lands, is bigger than ever. ... Read More

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California Chrome Progressing Toward Return

July 06, 2014

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner could return to Los Alamitos Race Course by the end of July.... Read More

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2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 03, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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The ACTHA becomes a USEF Alliance Partner

July 02, 2014

The competitive trail association is USEF's newest alliance partner.... Read More

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Wise Dan Continues Comeback at Keeneland

July 02, 2014

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing in his comeback from colic surgery.... Read More