Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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RRP Seeks 500 Trainers for 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover

January 04, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 27-30 and will feature competitions in 10 disciplines with prize money totaling $100,000.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

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Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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More Than $110,000 Committed to Thoroughbred Aftercare

December 27, 2015

This was the sixth year for the New Vocations' Breeders' Cup pledge, and more than $380,000 has been raised to date.... Read More

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LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor TCA Stallion Season Auction

December 26, 2015

In 2015, TCA granted over $515,000 to more than 67 charities working in a variety of Thoroughbred-related areas.... Read More

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Supporting-Limb Laminitis Uncommon, Researchers Find

December 23, 2015

As a result, one vet said efforts to prevent laminitis of common origins could reduce the disease's impact more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Winner Touch Gold Retired to Old Friends

December 22, 2015

The 21-year-old stallion is known for denying Silver Charm a Triple Crown victory in 1997.... Read More

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Seventh Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit Scheduled

December 22, 2015

The summit will be held June 28, 2016, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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Congress Passes Three-Year Tax Depreciation for Racehorses

December 21, 2015

Congress passed important tax incentives for horse owners as part of comprehensive budget and tax legislation.... Read More

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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ARCI Seeks to Unify Industry in Regulatory Restructuring

December 15, 2015

The group hopes to unify the racing industry behind efforts to strengthen integrity and a central rule-making process.... Read More

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Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

December 15, 2015

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse.... Read More

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TAA Grants $2.48 Million to Accredited Organizations

December 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will award $2.48 million in grants to its 56 accredited organizations. ... Read More

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OTTB Makeover Competitors Receive Touch of Class Awards

December 12, 2015

Michelle Warro, Rebecca Walters, and Neil Agate received the Maryland Horse Industry Board's awards on Dec. 5.... Read More

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Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

December 11, 2015

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More