Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source for Horses

October 24, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids offer horses health benefits, but are fish sources okay for horses to eat?... Read More

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NTRA Approves Safety, Integrity Code of Standards Updates

October 24, 2016

Updates include a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

October 23, 2016

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

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Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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ARCI Seeking Respondents for Online Survey

October 16, 2016

The ARCI is seeking input on what industry members identify as problems in horse racing and how to address them.... Read More

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AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... Read More

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Belgian Endurance Horse Tests Positive for Banned Substance

October 14, 2016

Houkoumi G tested positive for O-desmethyltramadol after finishing third in an endurance ride in September.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

October 12, 2016

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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Genetics of Professionals', Amateurs' Show Jumpers Compared

October 12, 2016

A French genetics team determined a common breeding pool is not only realistic but also preferable.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Health Week

October 09, 2016

Look for educational articles and social media posts on keeping equine joints and bone healthy, Oct. 9-15.... Read More

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Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More

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Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More

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Pros and Cons of Feeding Horses Beet Pulp

October 03, 2016

An equine nutritionist answers common questions about beet pulp. ... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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U.S. House Passes Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act

September 29, 2016

The bill is designed to help improve trail maintenance without the need for additional funding.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

September 27, 2016

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More