Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Vets Test Optical Coherence Tomography in Horse Joints

January 09, 2015

This new technique could allow veterinarians to better evaluate equine joint cartilage.... Read More

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Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More

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TCA Stallion Season Auction Underway

January 07, 2015

TCA raises and distributes funds to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds during and after their racing careers.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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RCI Rules to Target Illegal Drug Compounding

January 06, 2015

The group wants to ensure agencies can sanction licensees who violate restrictions on illegally compounded drugs.... Read More

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The Incredible Equine Neck

January 06, 2015

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More

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Blood-Horse Feature Wins Eclipse Award

January 05, 2015

The Blood-Horse will receive the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

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

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Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

January 04, 2015

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More

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Oak Tree to Match Donations in Veterinarian Robbins' Honor

January 03, 2015

The pledge will cover donations up to a total of $100,000 that are made through Dec. 31, 2015.... Read More

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Diagnostic Sample Submission Guidelines

January 02, 2015

A laboratory test is only as good as the sample submitted. Find out how veterinarians submit samples.... Read More

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CSU Receives $42.5 Million Gift for Regenerative Medicine

December 30, 2014

John and Leslie Malone committed $42.5 million to develop regenerative medical therapies for animals and people.... Read More

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Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

December 28, 2014

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis.... Read More

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New York to Adopt ARCI Rules on Multiple Violations

December 26, 2014

Regulators have preliminarily adopted a new system of minimum penalties for multiple equine drug violations.... Read More

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Catastrophic Injuries in Racing Quarter Horses Studied

December 23, 2014

More than 56% of injuries occurred in the right forelimb, the opposite of what's most commonly seen in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

December 22, 2014

Drs. Rick Sams, Scott Stanley, Mary Robinson, Ken McKeever, and George Maylin have been appointed to the board.... Read More

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Bell to Head Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

December 22, 2014

James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected president of the organization.... Read More

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Britain's New Racehorse Steroid Policy Change Delayed

December 22, 2014

The policy change date was adjusted to allow more time to clarify certain elements of the new rules.... Read More

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Aussie Thoroughbred Sale Buyers Can Request Steroid Test

December 21, 2014

The sales company is offering the testing based on new rules banning anabolic steroid use in racehorses.... Read More

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RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

December 21, 2014

The RCI had invited the RMTC to merge with the former group's new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

December 20, 2014

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

December 18, 2014

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana.... Read More