Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Cantering Beats Other Gaits in Racehorse 'Detraining' Method

May 25, 2017

Cantering kept racehorses fitter during periods of reduced exercise intensity than walking or staying stalled.... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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Richardson to Speak on Pool Recovery System During Lecture

May 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Richardson will describe Penn Vet's system for recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia on June 6.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Cloud Computing Conquers Classic Empire in Preakness Stakes

May 20, 2017

The lightly raced colt edged 2-1 second betting choice Classic Empire by a head in the race's last strides.... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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Study Confirms Kicks From Shod Horses Can Damage Bone

May 17, 2017

Metal shoes have a greater risk of damaging bone during a kick than polyurethane shoes or barefoot feet.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Royal Mo Sustains Injury During Preakness Workout

May 15, 2017

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone and was transported to PennVet's New Bolton Center for treatment on Sunday.... Read More

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NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Monmouth Park

May 14, 2017

Monmouth Park first received accreditation shortly after the alliance's inception in 2009.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Lifts Provisional Suspensions on 11 Athletes

May 11, 2017

Provisional suspensions were also lifted from three trainers and two horses.... Read More

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

May 10, 2017

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

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Bute for Old Bones

May 10, 2017

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results

May 09, 2017

A Cargill product, Progressive Nutrition Soothing Pink, was found to contain the banned substance ractopamine. ... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

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Favored Always Dreaming Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2017

Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, the colt covered the 1 1/4 miles on a wet-fast track in 2:03.59.... Read More

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AAEP 'On Call' Vet to Assist at 2017 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

May 04, 2017

Dr. Keith Latson will provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. ... Read More

A basic prepurchase exam should include a thorough medical and performance history, as well as a complete full physical evaluation of the horse.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Horses

May 03, 2017

Sacroiliac disease can affect any horse, potentially limiting performance abilities.... Read More

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More