Recent News for Sports Medicine

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good-quality radiographs are critical in diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Named Official Breeders' Cup Equine Hospital

April 13, 2015

Rood & Riddle is the official equine hospital of the Breeders' Cup and title sponsor of the 2015 post-position draw.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes: Transporting Elite Equine Athletes by Air

April 13, 2015

Get the scoop on what went in to transporting 40 horses from Europe to Las Vegas for the upcoming FEI World Cup Finals.... Read More

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Richardson to Discuss 'Fixing Broken Horses'

April 10, 2015

Dr. Dean Richardson will present examples of current state-of-the-art equine fracture treatments. ... Read More

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Choosing Cases and Using MSCs for Equine Joint Injuries

April 10, 2015

Learn how one veterinarian chooses cases and uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat horses with joint injuries.... Read More

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Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

April 08, 2015

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race.... Read More

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Learn about the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Fever

April 07, 2015

Of the 577 respondents, 294 (51%) said trail riding gives them the biggest case of spring fever.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

April 06, 2015

Horses rested following intense training had better bone remodeling than those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Honor Cigar with Statue

April 05, 2015

Cigar died last October following complications from surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.... Read More

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Kentucky HPBA, Keeneland, Churchill Downs to Support TAA

April 03, 2015

Consenting owners will donate $5 to the TAA when their horses start and the two tracks will match donations.... Read More

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Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long term, researchers said.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Whip Use in Horse Racing Debated

April 01, 2015

Equitation scientists and a national racing authority share their differing opinions on whip use and horse welfare.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness sources.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition, and vets are seeing more performance horses with this issue.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 30, 2015

Best practices cited included reporting of injuries and fatalities, post-race inspections, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Horse PAC Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 29, 2015

In 2014 Horse PAC raised $293,405 and disbursed $227,000 to federal political candidates and leadership PACs.... Read More