Recent News for Sports Medicine

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New Zealand Horse Euthanized Following Rolex Cross-Country

April 27, 2015

Dambala was euthanized due to a severe suspensory ligament injury sustained during the cross-country phase.... Read More

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The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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The Long-Lost Classic-Format Three-Day Event

April 24, 2015

Learn about the long-format event and why veterinarians are crucial to these competitions.... Read More

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French Eventing Horse, Rider Disqualified from 2014 WEG

April 23, 2015

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio and Qalao des Mers following a positive test for a controlled medication.... Read More

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Jockey Club Enhances Graded Stakes Race Vet Record Reporting

April 23, 2015

Owners can make their graded stakes horses' veterinary records public by posting them on a specialized website.... Read More

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New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More

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Study: Western Performance Horses with PSD Benefit from ACS

April 20, 2015

Researchers have found success treating some proximal suspensory desmitis cases with autologous conditioned serum (ACS).... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 19, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 19, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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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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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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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 15, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... 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 is critical when 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

Review 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

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in 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