Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbocharged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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BCHA Expands its Reach to Benefit Equestrians Across the US

July 06, 2014

BCHA, an organization that works to protect our right to ride horses on public lands, is bigger than ever. ... Read More

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California Chrome Progressing Toward Return

July 06, 2014

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner could return to Los Alamitos Race Course by the end of July.... Read More

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2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 03, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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The ACTHA becomes a USEF Alliance Partner

July 02, 2014

The competitive trail association is USEF's newest alliance partner.... Read More

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Wise Dan Continues Comeback at Keeneland

July 02, 2014

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing in his comeback from colic surgery.... Read More

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Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

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EHM Tests Come Back Negative at Boston's Suffolk Downs

June 30, 2014

Track operations returned to normal after tests cleared five horses with elevated temperatures.... Read More

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and then harvested and fed to livestock.

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Can Fodder be Included in a Horse's Feeding Program?

June 29, 2014

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and used as livestock feed. Find out if it's good for horses.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Indiana Grand

June 27, 2014

Officials recognized Indiana Grand for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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Commentary: Better Questions to Answer

June 25, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on potential research on Salix.... Read More

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Colorado Racetrack Offers Bonus to Medication-Free Winners

June 25, 2014

Arapahoe Park created a program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Poll Recap: Bath Time

June 24, 2014

Of the 1,198 respondents, 790 (66%) said they rinse their horse after every ride during the warm months.... Read More

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As Summer Begins, Equine Heat Stress Looms

June 24, 2014

With summer upon us, it's a good time to start thinking about protecting horses from heat stress.... Read More

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Starlight Racing to Help Fund Laminitis Research

June 24, 2014

Starlight Racing is donating in memory of racehorse Intense Holiday, who recently succumbed to the disease.... Read More

McLain Ward and Sapphire of the USA celebrate their jumping round.

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Show Jumping Great Sapphire Dies of Colic Complications

June 23, 2014

McLain Ward's legendary show jumping mount Sapphire has died. The Belgian Warmblood mare was 19.... Read More

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Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More

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'Minimalist' Endurance Saddle's Biomechanics Studied

June 21, 2014

The team found that it took the horse less time to finish a race in minimalist tack than in traditional tack.... Read More