Recent News for Sports Medicine

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AHSA Drug Regulation Changes

November 01, 2000

The AHSA recently announced the adoption of two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that was proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at a meeting in July. Each change would serve to liberalize an aspect of the Drugs and... Read More

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8th International Testing Intregity Program Workshop

October 06, 2000

The Eighth International Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop on equine drug testing will be held October 6-8 at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center of the University of Kentucky. Over 40 research veterinarians and chemists from... Read More

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Stress Testing

October 01, 2000

For a horse to perform well as an athlete, all body systems must be in good working order. When one or more system "breaks down," the horse is no longer able to perform to its potential, and the owner, rider, and trainer will notice a decline in... Read More

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Wind Soundness Exam Studies

October 01, 2000

Thoroughbred yearlings sold at public auction here and abroad often are subject to endoscopic examination of their upper respiratory tracts. Veterinarians and potential buyers are looking for evidence of deformities that could affect the ability... Read More

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The Breaking Point--Catastrophic Injuries

October 01, 2000

Catastrophic injuries, involving the fracture of a bone, take a heavy toll on racehorses in training and in competition. Research through the years has given the veterinary surgeon additional tools and knowledge to deal with these... Read More

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Supplements And Drugs

October 01, 2000

There is much confusion among horse owners about products. This stems from the avalanche of new products being marketed over-the-counter as nutraceuticals or nutritional supplements. The claims made about these products often are what classifies... Read More

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What Causes Poor Exercise Performance?

September 01, 2000

A huge amount of time, effort, and money often are invested in the preparation of horses for various athletic events, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, three-day eventing, steeplechasing, dressage, hunter-jumper events, reining,... Read More

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Osselets (Traumatic Arthritis of the Fetlock)

September 01, 2000

Osselets begin with swelling on the front of the fetlock joint, with the possible addition of synovial distensions on the sides of the joint (commonly called windpuffs). It's painful when the horse flexes the joint, and can cause lameness.... Read More

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Rehydration Research

September 01, 2000

As you untack from your lengthy trail ride, which consisted of several gallops, your mare stretches longingly toward the nearby water trough. You notice she is still hot and breathing hard. Do you let her take a sip, or are you putting her healt... Read More

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MSM Studies

September 01, 2000

A new study is being performed to evaluate the effectiveness of MSM in reducing pain and inflammation in Standardbred racehorses. The study is sponsored by Carolwood Corporation (maker of an MSM product) and conducted by Ronald Reigel, DVM.... Read More

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Three-Day Team Departs For Sydney

September 01, 2000

The Sydney Three-Day Olympic horses made an overnight stop in an isolation barn at Considine Farm in Lexington, Ky., before their flight to Sydney July 31. The team was under quarantine for a month in Georgia before traveling through Lexington t... Read More

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USET Wins Team Bronze Medal In Eventing

September 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) won the Bronze Medal in the eventing team competition following the concluding stadium jumping phase Sept. 19 in Sydney.

Team USA finished with a three-phase total of 175.80 penalties to win its... Read More

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Drugs and Medication Continuing Education

September 01, 2000

In response to repeated inquiries and as part of the American Horse Shows Associations Drugs and Medications continuing education program, the AHSA released an interview September 14, 2000, in which Dr. John Lengel, the Administrator of the Drug... Read More

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U.S. Selects Eventing Team

September 01, 2000

The United States has selected its team of four for the Olympic Three-Day Event squad as well as three starters for the individual eventing competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The team three-day event horse inspection will be held on Friday... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Dressage Horse Makes Speedy Recovery

September 01, 2000

Concerns over the health of U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) dressage horse Foltaire eased considerably Sept. 9 after he made a rapid recovery from a bout of colic.

Foltaire, a 13-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Dick and Jane Brow... Read More

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FEI World Singles Driving Championships Drivers Announced

September 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the three team members and six drivers who will compete at the FEI 2000 World Singles Horse Championship at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey October... Read More

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AHSA Executive Committee Adopts Drugs and Medications Rule Changes

September 01, 2000

At its August 7, 2000, meeting the AHSA Executive Committee adopted two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that were proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at its July 10, 2000 meeting. Each would serve to liberalize an aspect... Read More

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Humans And Horses Sport Nasal Strips In Sydney

September 01, 2000

Endorsement deals are a dime a dozen during the Olympics. But how many companies can say that its product will benefit both human and animal athletes during this summer's Sydney games?

Minneapolis-based CNS, Inc might be the only compan... Read More

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Tendon Injuries: Treatments and Prevention

September 01, 2000

Tendon injuries quickly can end a performance horse's career. There are no definitive statistics concerning how many horses in the world suffer from tendon injuries of some sort, but the number is considerable. The most common injury is the one... Read More

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Performance Boosters

August 01, 2000

They purport to "Increase power." "Delay fatigue." "Increase stamina." "Build muscle." "Reduce recovery time." "Extensive research has proven..." Doubtless, most of you have seen and read advertisements for nutritional supplements in... Read More

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USET Announces Show JumpinTeam For 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

August 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) announced its four-rider show jumping squad for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games following the completion of the second phase of selection trials at Oaks/Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, CA and The Del Mar... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy

July 01, 2000

How does Physical Therapy relate to horses and to veterinary medicine? According to Haussler, the veterinary community can learn a lot from physical therapists about taking a proactive approach to equine rehab.... Read More

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

July 01, 2000

My veterinarian recently prescribed "Bute" when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses

July 01, 2000

Lyme disease might not be the most prevalent equine disease you face with your horses, but it does exist, and it can seriously impact a horse's health. And that's not all. Although documented cases of Lyme disease in horses are relatively rare,... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More