Recent News for Sports Medicine

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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Paget Stripped of Burghley Title after Doping Scandal

April 24, 2014

Jonathan Paget's horse Clifton Promise tested positive for the tranquilzer reserpine at last year's event.... Read More

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USEF Issues Drugs and Medications Program Advisory

April 23, 2014

On April 22, the USEF issued an advisory in reference to recent changes to their drugs and medications rules.... Read More

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Stewart to Discuss Equine Tendon Injuries during Lecture

April 23, 2014

Dr. Holly Stewart will review current therapies and the development of more effective treatments.... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

April 20, 2014

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

April 18, 2014

At least one regulator expects the inquiry to take at least several months.... Read More

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West Virginia to Tackle Latest Round of Model Drug Rules

April 16, 2014

Industry stakeholders will meet to consider changes related to the National Uniform Medication Program. ... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 16, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Adding Oil to a Horse's Diet

April 12, 2014

When adding oil, keep a careful eye on meeting the horse's total nutrient and energy requirements. ... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

If a horse ingests enough corn, he might go into fatal endotoxic shock.

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Corn Consumption

April 07, 2014

My horses got into a pasture yesterday where deer corn had been spread. Could this be a problem?... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

April 05, 2014

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. ... Read More

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Record Number of Entries for 2014 Rolex Kentucky Event

April 05, 2014

Entries have been filed for a record 82 horses, exceeding the previous record of 73 that were entered in 2012.... Read More

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Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

April 04, 2014

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. ... Read More

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RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 04, 2014

The outgoing chair said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug rules.... Read More