Recent News for Sports Medicine

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British Event Horse Wild Lone Dies after WEG Cross-Country

August 30, 2014

Wild Lone, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, collapsed and died after completing cross-country this afternoon.... Read More

On the podium for the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, L to R: Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg (silver), Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (gold) and The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen (bronze).

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WEG Dressage, Para-Dressage Concludes; Eventing Continues

August 29, 2014

The final medals were awarded in dressage and para-dressage, while the eventers prepare to head out on cross-country.... Read More

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Reining Reigns Supreme at WEG

August 29, 2014

There's one discipline everyone wants to watch at the World Equestrian Games: Reining.... Read More

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WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

August 29, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy.... Read More

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (UAE) and the outstanding mare Yamamah (meaning “little dove” in Arabic) led from the start to finish to win the individual gold medal .

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WEG Continues; Endurance, Para-Dressage Medalists Decided

August 28, 2014

The competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) with endurance, eventing, para-dressage, and reining.... Read More

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Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

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Costa Rican Endurance Horse Dies at World Equestrian Games

August 28, 2014

Dorado, an Arabian ridden by Claudia Romero Chacon, ran head-on into a tree early in the race and died instantly.... Read More

Veterinary Services Manager Dr. Anne Couroucé-Malblanc is in charge of the multi-venue veterinary facilities for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014.

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Inside the World Equestrian Games' Veterinary Facilities

August 28, 2014

Care is available to equine athletes at the on-site veterinary facilities operating at all venues on a 24/7 basis.... Read More

Great Britain’s Lee Pearson (center) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title with Austria’s Pepo Puch (left) taking silver and The Netherlands’ Nicole Den Dulk scoring bronze.

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Dressage, Para-Dressage Medals Awarded at 2014 WEG

August 27, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Lee Pearson, and Hannalore Brenner took home gold medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) today.... Read More

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Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More

Team USA won reining gold in Normandy today. Belgium took silver followed by Austria with an historic bronze.

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First Medals Handed Out at 2014 WEG

August 26, 2014

Team reining and dressage medals were awarded today at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), while para-dressage continued.... Read More

Andrea Fappani (USA) and Custom Cash Advance are in the lead after the first individual reining qualifier.

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First Competition Day at 2014 WEG in the Books

August 25, 2014

Dressage, para-dressage, and reining competitors kicked off the action at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG).... Read More

Commentary

Outside the Lines

August 24, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More

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How to Feed Fat to Horses

August 23, 2014

You've got plenty of options to choose from when adding fat to a horse's diet. Here's a rundown of what to consider.... Read More

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RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

August 22, 2014

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses.... Read More

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Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

August 22, 2014

Entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) have been finalized.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 19, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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Could Learning Theory Lead to Objective Dressage Judging?

August 16, 2014

One scientist believes learning theory could be used to produce more objective dressage scoring.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Horse Growth, Development Course

August 16, 2014

Sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation for a foal's future.... Read More

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Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

August 16, 2014

Fat isn't a miracle ingredient, but it appears to have some benefits for sport horses, broodmares, and more.... Read More

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First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

August 15, 2014

Entries for dressage, para-dressage, reining, endurance, and eventing have been announced.... Read More