Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

November 15, 2016

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Topic of Dec. 6 Lecture

November 10, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved will review the varying types of regenerative medicine and their applications in the equine athlete.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.

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Equine Pelvic Fracture Prognosis

November 09, 2016

What's the long-term prognosis for a horse diagnosed with a fractured pelvis? ... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

November 09, 2016

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

November 08, 2016

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

November 08, 2016

A vitamin E deficiency can lead to neurologic problems as well as a retina disorder called pigment retinopathy.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

November 06, 2016

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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Arrogate Overtakes 'Chrome' to Win Breeders' Cup Classic

November 05, 2016

Arrogate ran down favorite California Chrome in deep stretch to win the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length.... Read More

Beholder (outside) wins the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff by the slightest margin over Songbrid at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4.

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Beholder Wins Breeders' Cup Distaff by a Nose

November 04, 2016

The 6-year-old mare nipped the previously undefeated Songbird by a nose to win the 2016 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contenders Pledge Support to Aftercare Efforts

November 04, 2016

To date, 42 Breeders' Cup contenders have owners and/or trainers supporting New Vocations' pledge.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Introduces Recreational Riding Program

November 03, 2016

The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring.... Read More

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Working Horses

November 01, 2016

Of the 258 respondents, 49 (19%) said they manage horses in a lesson program, dude string, or riding program. ... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Horse Theft

November 01, 2016

Jonas Gibson is accused of stealing at least three racehorses.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Vets to Assist at 2016 Breeders' Cup Races

November 01, 2016

Drs. Scott Palmer and Alan Ruggles will provide timely health reports regarding the equine athletes in each race.... Read More

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Wagner-Wells

October 28, 2016

Ashley Wagner-Wells' research focused on equine protein metabolism and skeletal muscle physiology.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

October 27, 2016

The survey is focused on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry.... Read More

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Horse of the Year Charismatic Returning to United States

October 26, 2016

The 20-year-old will return from Japan's JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station, where he's stood since 2002, in November.... Read More

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Study: Some Supplements Can Reduce Equine Joint Inflammation

October 26, 2016

Researchers believe the tested supplements could help reduce the joint inflammation that can lead to osteoarthritis.... Read More