Recent News for Sports Medicine

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ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

December 06, 2017

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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BHA Seeks Rule Change on Anti-Doping Penalties

December 01, 2017

The BHA hopes to ensure its ability to enforce penalties for breaching the equine anti-doping rules.... Read More

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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Researchers: Sensors Can Help Improve Rider Aids

November 27, 2017

Understanding the biomechanics of cues from a rider's legs, seat, and hands could improve horse welfare, scientists say.... Read More

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement

November 21, 2017

The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study. ... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry, but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Favorite Riding Season

November 07, 2017

Of the 795 respondents, 437 (55%) said fall is their favorite riding season.... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

November 06, 2017

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Stirk Receives Outstanding Veterinary Achievement Award

November 05, 2017

Due to Dr. Anthony Stirk's data collection and analysis, equine racing fatalities dropped by a third over 20 years... Read More