Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Researchers Evaluate Field Glucose Test in Ponies

June 11, 2016

Researchers hope the test will help them predict laminitis risk based on ponies' insulin responses to food.... Read More

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RMTC Adds Cooper to Task Force on Glaucine

June 09, 2016

Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's Equine Drug Control Program.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

June 08, 2016

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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Stakes Winner Delay of Game Dead at 23

June 07, 2016

The 23-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was euthanized June 6 due to the infirmities of old age.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Type on the Trail

June 07, 2016

Of the 765 respondents, 353 (46%) said they are most likely to use a western saddle for a trail ride or hack.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

June 06, 2016

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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TCA Announces Award of Merit Winners for May

June 05, 2016

The award recognizes individuals or groups working to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds or those caring for them.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

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FEI: Two Endurance Horses Teste Positive for Human EPO

June 03, 2016

The top two finishers at an event in Doha earlier this year have tested positive for human erythropoietin (EPO).... Read More

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RMTC Forms Glaucine Task Force

June 03, 2016

Glaucine, thought to have bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory properties, is found in the tulip poplar tree.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

June 01, 2016

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

June 01, 2016

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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Chia or Flax: Which is Better for My Horse?

May 30, 2016

Discover the differences between these two trendy omega-3-packed seeds that can be used to supplement equine diets.... Read More

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A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

May 30, 2016

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. ... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Fan Bash to Benefit TAA, TRF

May 29, 2016

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation work to improve racehorse aftercare.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Elzinga

May 29, 2016

Elzinga hopes to gain a better understanding of mechanisms that could predispose a horse to developing laminitis.... Read More

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control

May 27, 2016

Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 24, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

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Supplement Use in Performance Horses

May 23, 2016

Take a look at some commonly fed supplements and the theories behind their use.... Read More

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Feeding Horses When You're Riding in the Wilderness

May 23, 2016

Riding in wilderness areas can present challenges for feeding your horse. Here are some tips! ... Read More

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Exaggerator Victorious in Sloppy Preakness

May 21, 2016

Meanwhile, Uncle Lino was vanned off following the race with what appears to be a minor tendon injury.... Read More

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Equine Fractures: What's Fixable?

May 20, 2016

Technological advances and improved surgical procedures mean horses have a better chance of surviving a fracture.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

May 19, 2016

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride.... Read More