Recent News for Sports Medicine

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

Natasha Baker (GBR) takes the gold in the Grade II individual test.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Golds Pour In for Great Britain

September 15, 2016

Great Britain has won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 para-dressage competition with a score of 453.306.... Read More

The medal winners from the Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade IV para-dressage: Sophie Wells (GBR) took gold, Michèle George (GER) claimed silver, and Frank Hosmar (NED) earned the bronze.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Wells, Puch Reign in Rio

September 14, 2016

Pepo Puch (AUT) won the Grade Ib individual medal, while Sophie Wells (GBR) took the Grade IV individual title.... Read More

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National Forest Trail Bill Approved by House Committee

September 14, 2016

The bill directs the Forest Service to address trail maintenance issues that impact trail users, including equestrians.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe wins the first Para-Equestrian medal at Rio 2016, taking gold in the Grade III Individual test on Donatello.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Gold for Norway as Lubbe Back on Top

September 13, 2016

Norway's Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello took home the first gold of the Rio 2016 para-dressage competition.... Read More

Great Britain’s Sophie Christiansen and Athene Lindebjerg win the Grade 1a team test to put Team Great Britain into the lead at this stage.

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Rio Paralympics: Britain Takes Command of Team Competition

September 12, 2016

Following Monday's tests Great Britain leads the team competition, ahead of Belgium and Germany. ... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

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

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RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More

Norway's Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello take the top spot in the Grade III team test on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Lubbe, Pearson Lead After Day One

September 11, 2016

Ann Cathrin Lubbe and Donatello took the Grade III test while Lee Pearson and Zion topped the Grade Ib test.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

Four years ago in London, Great Britain took gold, Germany took silver, and Ireland took bronze.

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Para-Equestrians Prepare to do Battle for Paralympic Medals

September 06, 2016

Para-equestrians from 29 nations will compete for the most coveted medals in the sport starting on Sept. 11.... Read More

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Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More

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Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More

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RRP to Host Bridges to Second Careers Roundtables

September 02, 2016

The roundtables will take place Oct. 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Thoroughbred Makeover.... Read More

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Researcher Shares Tips for Improving Ridden Horses' Welfare

September 01, 2016

Pay attention to signs of poor welfare and adapt your riding and training techniques to improve your horse's well-being.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs 2016 Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

August 31, 2016

Funds from race sponsorships will support Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation equine research.... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Iris Cui

August 27, 2016

Cui's research focused on understanding more about the pricing of Thoroughbreds at public sales.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More