Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Switzerland Bans Hyperflexion Use in Competition, Training

January 03, 2014

Swiss officials have enacted a law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion (also known as rollkur).... Read More

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Suspensory Ligament Injuries

January 01, 2014

Attendees discussed diagnostic and treatment options, among other topics.... Read More

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2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Silver Train Dies

December 30, 2013

Silver Train died from a colic attack Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil. ... Read More

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TCA Stallion Season Auction Approaching

December 29, 2013

TCA supports Thoroughbred retirement, rescue, research, and helps the people who work with ex-racehorses. ... Read More

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New York Riders Continue TRF Donations

December 28, 2013

The jockey colony has donated almost $6,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in 2013. ... Read More

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NSW Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Racing Veterinarians

December 27, 2013

The vets sought a delay in the start of a plan to license veterinarians treating racehorses in training. ... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More

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Managing Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Racehorses

December 27, 2013

One veterinarian reviews what EIPH does to the horse and how veterinarians currently treat it.... Read More

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2009 Belmont Stakes Winner Summer Bird Dies

December 26, 2013

The 7-year-old son of Birdstone developed colic Dec. 22 and efforts to save him were unsuccessful.... Read More

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Mucho Macho Man Wins Vox Populi Award

December 26, 2013

The 5-year-old winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic will receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi Award.... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

December 25, 2013

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Digging Deeper into Breeders' Cup Lasix Study

December 19, 2013

Study shows horses who previously had not raced on furosemide fared well in Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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USEA Launches Equine Research Initiative

December 17, 2013

The USEA will make a $1.00 dollar per starter assessment to fund research that benefits sport horses.... Read More

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Furosemide-Free BC Juveniles Show Few EIPH Cases

December 17, 2013

Furosemide-free juveniles at the Breeders' Cup had fewer, less severe instances of EIPH than other juveniles.... Read More

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Joint Injections: Prevention or Treatment?

December 16, 2013

Are joint injections meant to be used to prevent lameness, or as a therapeutic remedy for an existing problem?... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Study: Sellers Use Head Set to Advertise Training Level

December 15, 2013

What can headsets tell you about the horse and its level of training? Researchers sought to find out.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More