Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Equine Pain Management: History and New Advances

February 07, 2016

For years veterinarians' options were limited, but new products are helping them control horses' pain better than ever.... Read More

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NYRA to Match Contributions in Support of TAA

February 07, 2016

The TAA provides grants to 56 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations across the United States and Canada. ... Read More

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ARCI Town Hall Meeting Set for Gulfstream Park

February 06, 2016

The meeting is designed to attempt to find workable solutions to the problems the racing industry faces.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

February 03, 2016

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

February 02, 2016

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. ... Read More

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Practical Reproduction Studies of 2015

February 02, 2016

A recap of studies on topics ranging from prostaglandin treatment of mares to semen quality in stallions.... Read More

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EMS and 'Low-Carb' Diets: What's Right for Your Horse?

February 01, 2016

Carbohydrates aren't all created equally, and "low-carb" definitely doesn't mean "no-carb." A nutritionist explains.... Read More

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Can a Stall-Side Test Confirm Synovial Structure Infections?

January 29, 2016

Using one stall-side SAA test to evaluate synovial fluids can be a useful adjunct to diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 27, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

This post-mortem picture of the metatarsal region of a lame horse reveals extensive adhesions between the suspensory ligament and the adjacent soft tissues.

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Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

January 26, 2016

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 25, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More

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Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

January 25, 2016

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use.... Read More

Commentary

Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 24, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More

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Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

January 20, 2016

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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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 20, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Ford Receives 2015 EQUUS Foundation/USEF Humanitarian Award

January 19, 2016

Anna Ford is the program director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More