Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 31, 2015

Del Mar's continuous emphasis on safety and integrity sets an example for the industry, officials said.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

October 30, 2015

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep racehorses in tip-top shape. Here's how vets and trainers do it.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contenders Support Aftercare Efforts

October 29, 2015

To date, 36 owners and trainers have pledged to support New Vocations with a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist Breeders' Cup Races

October 29, 2015

Drs. Scott Palmer and Alan Ruggles will be available to provide health reports regarding the athletes in each race. ... Read More

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Jockey Club of Canada Joins Horse Racing Integrity Coalition

October 27, 2015

The Jockey Club of Canada is the second international racing group to join the coalition.... Read More

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Switzerland Bans Draw Reins From Jumping Competitions

October 26, 2015

To protect equine welfare, the Swiss equestrian federation has banned draw reins, effective Jan. 1, 2016. ... Read More

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Australian Vet Studies Life After Racing for Thoroughbreds

October 25, 2015

Nearly half of Australian Thoroughbreds in one foal crop were rehomed to non-racing homes after their careers concluded.... Read More

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Jacobs to Discuss Synovial Joints During Free Lecture

October 24, 2015

Dr. Carrie Jacobs will discuss synovial structures, why they're important, what can go wrong, and how to treat them.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

October 22, 2015

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.... Read More

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South African Jumper Tests Positive for Prohibited Substance

October 22, 2015

The show jumping horse Felix Van De Mispelaere tested positive for vasodilator minoxidil.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Reaccredited by Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 21, 2015

Officials said Kentucky Downs achieved "big-track results in the areas of safety and integrity."... Read More

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Veterinary Practice Signs On as TAA Site Inspectors

October 21, 2015

Veterinarians from Teigland, Franklin, and Brokken, DVMs, P.A., will volunteer as accreditation site inspectors.... Read More

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Purdue Breaks Ground for Equine Diagnostic, Surgical Center

October 21, 2015

The center will offer advanced imaging, regenerative medicine, specialized laser and orthopedic surgery, and more.... Read More

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TVMDL Receives Interim Accreditation From RMTC

October 20, 2015

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory's drug testing lab is the seventh such to achieve this status.... Read More

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Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More

Reiners raise money for breast cancer research during Slide for the Cure shows.

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Reiners Show Support, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Funds

October 19, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and reiners are joining the cause through Slide for the Cure.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

October 19, 2015

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

October 19, 2015

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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UAE Endurance Course Attracts Nearly 1,400 Delegates

October 18, 2015

Further, an Emirates Equestrian Federation official was provisionally suspended for failing to observe the FEI rules.... Read More

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Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

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Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More

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RMTC Board Amends List of Controlled Therapeutic Medications

October 15, 2015

The group also received an update on the uniform medication program and granted interim accreditation to Texas A&M lab.... Read More

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Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More