Recent News for Sports Medicine

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

September 25, 2016

Parvathy Thampi is investigating the mechanisms that limit joint cartilage's ability to repair.... Read More

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup and "Smarties," double bronze medalists at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the Grade 1b para-dressage.

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All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean

September 23, 2016

This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 21, 2016

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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Complete Feeds vs. Ration Balancers: What's the Difference?

September 19, 2016

One's designed to be the horse's whole diet, while the other should be added to a ration. Which is best for your horse?... Read More

Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade 1b Freestyle medalists: (L to R) Pepo Puch (AUT) won silver, Stinne Tange Kaastrup (DEN) took the bronze, and Lee Pearson (GBR) captured the gold.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Competition Wraps Up With Freestyles

September 19, 2016

The para-dressage events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games wrapped up on Sept. 16.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

Natasha Baker (GBR) takes the gold in the Grade II individual test.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Golds Pour In for Great Britain

September 15, 2016

Great Britain has won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 para-dressage competition with a score of 453.306.... Read More

The medal winners from the Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade IV para-dressage: Sophie Wells (GBR) took gold, Michèle George (GER) claimed silver, and Frank Hosmar (NED) earned the bronze.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Wells, Puch Reign in Rio

September 14, 2016

Pepo Puch (AUT) won the Grade Ib individual medal, while Sophie Wells (GBR) took the Grade IV individual title.... Read More

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National Forest Trail Bill Approved by House Committee

September 14, 2016

The bill directs the Forest Service to address trail maintenance issues that impact trail users, including equestrians.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe wins the first Para-Equestrian medal at Rio 2016, taking gold in the Grade III Individual test on Donatello.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Gold for Norway as Lubbe Back on Top

September 13, 2016

Norway's Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello took home the first gold of the Rio 2016 para-dressage competition.... Read More

Great Britain’s Sophie Christiansen and Athene Lindebjerg win the Grade 1a team test to put Team Great Britain into the lead at this stage.

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Rio Paralympics: Britain Takes Command of Team Competition

September 12, 2016

Following Monday's tests Great Britain leads the team competition, ahead of Belgium and Germany. ... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More

Norway's Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello take the top spot in the Grade III team test on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Lubbe, Pearson Lead After Day One

September 11, 2016

Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello took the Grade III test while Lee Pearson and Zion topped the Grade Ib test.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

Four years ago in London, Great Britain took gold, Germany took silver, and Ireland took bronze.

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Para-Equestrians Prepare to do Battle for Paralympic Medals

September 06, 2016

Para-equestrians from 29 nations will compete for the most coveted medals in the sport starting on Sept. 11.... Read More