Recent News for Sports Medicine

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Tapwrit Surges Past Irish War Cry to Win 2017 Belmont Stakes

June 10, 2017

The 3-year-old Tapit son finished the mile-and-a-half race in 2:30.02.... Read More

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AQHA to Examine Furosemide Ban for Show Horses

June 09, 2017

The Animal Welfare Commission will review the proposed furosemide ban for show horses set to take effect Jan. 1, 2018.... Read More

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How Horse Genetics Relate to Equestrian Disciplines

June 08, 2017

A scientific basis behind breeding can allow for more informed decisions as horse breeding and equestrian sports evolve.... Read More

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Laser Therapy: No One-Size-Fits-All for Horses

June 07, 2017

The amount of laser light reaching internal structures depends on the horse's hair and skin thickness and color.... Read More

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California Approves Third-Party Furosemide Administration

June 07, 2017

The rule changes are expected to go into effect at all California tracks by Dec. 26.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

June 06, 2017

The organization opposes the current legislation because it would eliminate the use of race-day furosemide.... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

June 06, 2017

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Surpass Available After Two-Year Absence

June 02, 2017

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream is FDA-approved for use in horses with osteoarthritis. ... Read More

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Transporting Horses Post-Joint Injection

May 31, 2017

How long do I need to wait after sedation and the injections before hauling my horse back home?... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Harness Trainer for Four 'Kratom' Positives

May 31, 2017

Mitragynine, known as Kratom, has performance-enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine.... Read More

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Groundbreaking Set for CSU Translational Medicine Institute

May 31, 2017

The $65 million facility will be named for renowned equine surgeon and researcher Dr. Wayne McIlwraith.... Read More

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Racing's Future Without Fatal Fractures: Science Fiction?

May 31, 2017

A veterinarian with a focus on racehorses shares thoughts on how to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

FEI Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello speaks at the 2017 FEI Endurance Forum, with panelists (L-R) Brian Sheahan, FEI Endurance Committee Chair, elite athlete Valerie Kanavy (USA), and Stephane Chazel (FRA), an event organizer, athlete, and trainer.

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FEI Endurance Forum 2017: Welfare, Education, and the Future

May 30, 2017

Forum presentations covered risk factors, bone fatigue, and risk management, among other topics. ... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More