Recent News for Sports Medicine

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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

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Gait Analysis

September 01, 1999

Ever since the 1880s, when Edweard Muybridge set up a series of cameras to capture the character of footfalls of a racehorse, we’ve been fascinated by how horses move. No doubt you’ve seen that early sequence of photos, which demonstrated that... Read More

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First Intranasal Equine Influenza Vaccine Introduced

September 01, 1999

After over five years of research and development, Heska Corporation is set to launch Flu Avert I.N. vaccine, the first modified-live virus, intranasal equine influenza vaccine. The proprietary vaccine and intranasal applicator will provide... Read More

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Freighting Of Equestrian Horses And Equipment To Australia For The 2000 Olympic Games

August 06, 1999

The following information gives an outline of the important quarantine aspects of the importation of horses and associated goods for use in the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Quarantine Agreement Secures Olympic Equestrian Events

August 06, 1999

Federal Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Mark Vaile, recently announced that Olympic equestrian events would be held on Australian soil for the first time thanks to an historic quarantine agreement between the... Read More

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Feeding Racehorses

August 01, 1999

On several occasions in the past year or two, we’ve discussed in this series the intricacies of feeding young horses for optimum growth. We’ve also walked you through the pertinent points of fueling the high-performance equine athlete, for... Read More

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Lasix Permitted In Collecting Urine Samples

July 30, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association's Drugs and Medications program has begun allowing the use of Lasix (furosemide) to expedite the collection of urine in show horses. Lasix is a safe and effective diuretic is used in small... Read More

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Cool Aid: Beating the Heat With Working Horses

July 01, 1999

Anyone who has worked or played in high heat knows how exhausting it can be.  High, fluid-sapping desert heat can drain you in no time as you sweat away volumes of fluids and electrolytes. Then there’s the suppressive, sweaty,... Read More

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Pattern Of Bone Injury In The Jumping Horse

June 11, 1999

Nuclear scintigraphy is a technique used to identify areas of increased bone material turnover. This remodeling of bone can occur in response to growth, fracture, increased loading due to exercise, infection, cancer or... Read More

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Foal Limbs And Feet Deformities

June 01, 1999

Flexural or angular deformities can be very shocking and even disturbing in severe cases, but appropriate veterinary care offers great hope for these foals.... Read More

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Bone Formation With Exercise

June 01, 1999

Strong bones are essential if a horse is to perform successfully and still remain sound. ... Read More

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Research Grants To Investigate Therapeutic Options

May 14, 1999

The effectiveness of therapeutic options in equine health care will be investigated through research grants established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The AAEP board of directors recently announce... Read More

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Wildfires: Are You Prepared -- The Recommendations Of The Red Cross

April 30, 1999

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas or remote sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires... Read More

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Winning Jockey Allegedly Used 'Buzzer'

April 30, 1999

Officials with Oaklawn Park and the Arkansas Racing Commission announced April 15 they have uncovered evidence that has led them to believe jockey Billy Patin had an electrical device in his possession when he rode longshot... Read More

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Knee Surgery For Horses: Continuing Research

April 24, 1999

Horses' knees are like human ones, and that's good news for both species. It means that continuing research at Colorado State University aimed at helping horses with osteoarthritis --missing cartilage --also is applicable to humans as well.... Read More

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Equine Expert "On Call" For ABC Coverage Of Kentucky Derby

April 24, 1999

World-renowned equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, will be the "On Call" veterinarian standing by to assist the ABC Sports broadcast team during the May 1 running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The "On... Read More

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USET Initiates USOC Drug Education Program For Pan American Games

April 24, 1999

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has initiated a Drug Education Program for its riders long-listed for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

The USET program includes fou... Read More

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Inflammation

April 01, 1999

Within every living cell (muscle, tendon, lung, bone, etc.), there is a biochemical and cellular time bomb waiting to go off—inflammation. However, it is to be noted that inflammation is a double-edged sword. More animals (and probably people)... Read More

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Canadian Equine Research

April 01, 1999

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th... Read More