Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Equine Nutrition in America: Perceptions and Practices

February 28, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated how well the horse industry uses the available resources to improve feeding practices. ... Read More

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events from Official Calendar

February 27, 2015

The FEI took an emergency measure to protect horse welfare and to preserve the integrity of its rules and regulations.... Read More

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Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Stakeholders Issue Statement on British Anti-Doping Rules

February 25, 2015

North America Thoroughbred stakeholders respond to the British Horseracing Authority's new Equine Anti-Doping Rules.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 25, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Stall vs. Turnout Time

February 24, 2015

Of the 2,015 respondents, 1,089 (54%) said their horses live outside with access to shelter.... Read More

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Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 24, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More

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FL Senate Committee Passes Medication Bill

February 23, 2015

Legislation governing racehorse medication policy passed the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 18.... Read More

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CHRB Rule Would Void Claim if Horse Bleeds

February 23, 2015

Under the provision the official vet must observe a horse bleeding from one or both nostrils during or after the race.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

February 16, 2015

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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Vets Northrop, Mueller Named to Georgia Racing Board

February 12, 2015

Dr. Foster Northrop and Dr. Eric Mueller join a group working to pass pari-mutuel wagering legislation in Georgia.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Starlight Stable's Laminitis Research Challenge Met

February 11, 2015

Starlight issued the challenge in memory of Intense Holiday, a racehorse who was euthanized after developing laminitis.... Read More

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RCI: Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

February 10, 2015

The RCI intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set racehorse medication policies.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Mistakes in Interpreting Diagnostic Analgesia

February 09, 2015

Veterinarians, avoid these common mistakes to make the most out of your nerve blocks during lameness exams.... Read More

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RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

February 09, 2015

A new approach could not only target blood- and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of injury.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More