Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Soil Selenium Levels and Equine White Muscle Disease

January 22, 2018

Selenium-deficient foals are at risk for white muscle disease, which leads to skeletal and cardiac muscle abnormalities.... Read More

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Copra Meal or Rice Bran to Help Horses Gain Weight?

January 22, 2018

Is rice bran or coconut (copra) meal a better option to help a horse gain weight? Our nutritionist shares her thoughts.... Read More

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Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 19, 2018

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done.... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 14, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Increases 2018 Shows and Offerings

January 14, 2018

The TIP also announced its 12 participants in the its 2018 Youth Ambassador Program.... Read More

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2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 14, 2018

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 15.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Graham Motion Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

January 10, 2018

He's the latest member in a growing list of Thoroughbred trainers that support passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act.... Read More

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How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

January 10, 2018

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. ... Read More

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The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Poor Performance: A Case Report

January 06, 2018

Here's how veterinarians diagnosed and treated a Warmblood that stopped intermittently when working under saddle.... Read More

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Study: Age Affects Equine Glucose, Insulin Responses

January 03, 2018

Older horses tended to have higher insulin secretory responses to glucose compared to adult horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 31, 2017

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

December 26, 2017

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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House Arrest: Your Horse on Stall Rest

December 24, 2017

Stall rest can be anything but restful for horse and owner alike. Here's how to achieve the best possible outcome.... Read More

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The Jockey Club Adds Fee to Support Aftercare

December 23, 2017

The Jockey Club will charge $35 for each mare reported bred by a stallion on the annual Report of Mares Bred form.... Read More

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Stirrup Placement and Rider Biomechanics: What's the Link?

December 23, 2017

Rider biomechanics significantly impact horse biomechanics, affecting performance, musculoskeletal health, and welfare.... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation a Heritable Trait in Standardbreds

December 22, 2017

Researchers found high degrees of heritability (up to 0.17), especially in male horses and in pacers.... Read More