Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Plans

June 03, 2014

Of the 473 respondents, 201 (42%) said they are most excited about trail riding or camping this summer. ... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Alum Hopes for Triple Crown Win by a Nose

June 03, 2014

Ed Blach, DVM, MS, MBA, co-invented the nasal strip California Chrome will wear in the Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

June 02, 2014

What is the long-term prognosis for bone spurs in horses?... Read More

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Massachusetts Endorses International Racehorse Welfare Rules

June 02, 2014

The guidelines concentrate on 21 areas, such as racing injuries, to ensure the humane treatment of racehorses.... Read More

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Methods of Measuring Equine Tendons on MRI Studied

June 01, 2014

Researchers say MRI-based measurements analyzed using a color scale are more accurate than grayscale images.... Read More

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ISES, WDM Develop Code of Conduct for Horse Events

May 31, 2014

The code of conduct aims to ensure optimal horse and rider welfare and safety at events around the world.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Joint Structure and Function

May 30, 2014

Learn how equine joints work and common joint-function problems in this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Study: Owners Might Miss Signs of Equine Back Pain

May 27, 2014

Caretakers drastically underestimated how many horses in their care suffered from back pain in a recent study.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Looking into Horse Death

May 25, 2014

The track is investigating the death of a 5-year-old mare en route to the paddock for schooling.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Day Enhanced Security Returns

May 22, 2014

All potential participants must be at Belmont Park by June 4 and will undergo out-of-competition testing.... Read More

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West Virginia Okays Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

May 21, 2014

Officials approved the state's participation in the multiple medication violation penalty system.... Read More

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HERDA's Impact on Tendons, Blood Vessels Studied

May 21, 2014

Researchers examined whether HERDA could affect tissues with high Type 1 collagen levels, such as tendons.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Riding Lesson Expenses

May 20, 2014

Of the 1,031 respondents, 348 (34%) said they pay $36-$55 for individual private riding lessons.... Read More

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California Chrome Will Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont Stakes

May 19, 2014

California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the June 7 Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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Can 'Chrome' Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont?

May 19, 2014

Trainer Art Sherman formally requested to race California Chrome with a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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California Chrome Wins Preakness, Shot at Triple Crown

May 17, 2014

California Chrome will head to the Belmont Stakes and a chance to be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.... Read More

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Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More

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California Chrome Camp Dispels Sickness Rumor

May 15, 2014

The colt has a small blister in his throat, but further complications are unlikely, his connections say. ... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More

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The Perfect Fit

May 14, 2014

Finding the right saddle for your horse is a mix of high-tech and hands-on approaches.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More