Recent News for Sports Medicine

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clipclop.com To Sponsor Equestrian Olympic Site

June 01, 2000

clipclop.com CEO John Henry is proud to announce clipclop.com's sponsorship of the equestrian section of the official Sydney 2000 Olympic Games web site.

"We... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Announces Second Annual Scoping

June 01, 2000

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Racing Association (NYTHA) is teaming up with Merial, a leading animal healthcare company, to bring free endoscopic ulcer screening to horses at Belmont Park. After a very successful program at Churchill Down... Read More

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Moorman's Launches New Web Site

June 01, 2000

MoorMan's, Inc., manufacturer of the NEW GENERATION NUTRITION equine feeding program, has debuted an enhanced version of its equine web site, announced Fred Gutzmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for MoorMan's.

The internet site,... Read More

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Glucosamine/Chondroiton Study Published

June 01, 2000

Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, recently published a report that showed some over-the-counter human products claiming to contain glucosamine and chondroitin did not have th... Read More

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Pre-Exercise Feeding

May 01, 2000

When and what should I feed my horse before exercise? This question is very familiar to equine nutritionists, and generally sparks considerable debate about feeding management of horses prior to competition. While it generally is agreed that... Read More

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Blood Tests Might Provide Early Indicators Of Catastrophic Injury

May 01, 2000

Bone fractures, joint injury and other musculoskeletal trauma are major problems in the equine industry. In response, a grant of $59,700 will help two Colorado State University equine researchers continue their studies into diagnosing, monitorin... Read More

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The Olympic Vet

April 01, 2000

Behind every great Olympic equestrian three-day event team of riders and horses is a ground crew that makes everything go as planned. The fine-tuning of each equine competitor's health specifically for the Sydney challenge began long before the... Read More

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Fluids And Electrolytes

April 01, 2000

With the summer months approaching, it is time for a refresher on the impact of the warmer environmental conditions on your horse. Warmer temperatures and high relative humidity place added stress on horses during exercise because of their... Read More

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Dressage At The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 01, 2000

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer, kicks off today, April 27 at the Kentucky Horse Parkwith the Dressage phase of the competition at 9:00 a.m.

Among the horses and riders scheduled to compete Thursday are Kerry... Read More

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National Reining Breeders Classic

April 01, 2000

The National Reining Breeders Classic has become known as the most spectacular show on the reining calendar and the 2000 event helped emphasize why. Held April 12-16, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the show paid $346,394.27.

Moving into the... Read More

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Peak Fitness

March 01, 2000

In the last issue we considered some of the adaptations that occur in horses during training. To recap, we know that improvements in cardiovascular and muscle function occur quite... Read More

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Coffin Bone Fractures

March 01, 2000

My horse has been diagnosed with a fractured coffin bone. What could have caused it, and what is the prognosis?

Fractures of the coffin bone or distal phalanx usually occur in the horse following some type of trauma, often from... Read More

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Blood-Horse Launches ECLIPSE PRESS

March 01, 2000

The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-Roms and annual references, announces "ECLIPSE PRESS" as its new book publishing division. Previously, Blood-Horse... Read More

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Spring Tuning (Athletic Conditioning)

February 01, 2000

Most will agree that thorough preparation of a horse is key to success in athletic competition. With spring hopefully just around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss conditioning. Of course, the nature of a conditioning program will... Read More

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Nutraceutical Supplements

February 01, 2000

Every tack shop, every feed store, every veterinarian's mobile dispensing van is virtually bulging with them these days--the buckets, tubs, and bottles of nutritional supplements available for your horse. Every horse magazine, including this one... Read More

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Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

February 01, 2000

The Florida Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Unveils New Look

January 07, 2000

The Blood-Horse Publications, an international publishing house for Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-ROMs, and annual references, announced a major redesign of its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, which began... Read More

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Body Fuel

January 01, 2000

The importance of nutrition for optimization of athletic performance cannot be overemphasized. ... Read More

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Nominees Needed for International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame

January 01, 2000

American Farriers Journal of Brookfield, Wis., is taking nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame class of 2000.

Since 1997, the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame has honored individuals... Read More

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McLain Ward Suspended and Fined by AHSA

December 16, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, announced Wednesday that following a meeting of its Hearing Committee, two plea agreements entered into by McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., were... Read More

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Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

December 01, 1999

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular... Read More

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Innovation From Tragedy -- Eventing Fence Designs Emphasize Safety

November 01, 1999

Three-day eventing, at its highest level, always has been acknowledged as a high-risk sport. Having evolved from a military test for cavalry horses and officers, it retains its emphasis on versatility, endurance, speed, and bravery--and more and... Read More

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Licensing Agreement Claim False

October 27, 1999

The press release issued Sept. 1 by Select The Best of Carson City, Nev., regarding a licensing agreement with Nutramax Laboratories Inc. concerning a combination chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride product is completely false,... Read More

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Dry Times And Other Changes

October 01, 1999

The drought is severe here in Kentucky, as it is in many parts of the country. A couple of my neighbors said they are feeding hay to their horses as if it were January. That's probably true of many owners, especially in states such as... Read More

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Reconditioning After Lay-Up

September 01, 1999

A small-animal orthopedic veterinarian once told me, "The athlete that heals slowly heals best." In other words, although some physical therapy might be recommended as the body heals, the body’s soft and hard tissues need to recover wholly from... Read More