Recent News for Sports Medicine

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

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Enhanced Horse Health Measures Put in Place at Saratoga

August 21, 2017

Seventeen horses have died or been euthanized after racing- and training-related incidents at the track this year.... Read More

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

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NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

August 15, 2017

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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Whip Use Violations in Australian Racing Scrutinized

August 09, 2017

Most of the violations in a recent study involved excessive use of the whip before the 100-meter mark.... Read More

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Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

August 08, 2017

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year.... Read More

Tennessee Lane and the 17-year-old Arabian gelding Auli Farwa finished the 2017 Tevis Cup around 10 p.m., 12 minutes ahead of the second place pair.

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Auli Farwa and Tennessee Lane Win 2017 Tevis Cup

August 07, 2017

Jeremy Reynolds' Treasured Moments received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Congress Continues to Promote Land Access

August 06, 2017

New legislation, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act, focuses on streamlined permitting to access public lands.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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New HBLB Equine Science Research, Education Awards in 2017

July 28, 2017

Also, the HBLB announced that the application round for awards to start in 2018 is now open.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses

July 28, 2017

The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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Condition Friesians With Unique Physical Challenges in Mind

July 26, 2017

Scientists say Friesians benefit from specific exercise regimens and warmups based on their anaerobic threshold.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer

July 23, 2017

Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.... Read More