Recent News for Sports Medicine

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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

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More

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Filly Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

May 13, 2014

The filly Ria Antonia will compete in the May 17 Preakness Stakes and be ridden by Calvin Borel.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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NYTHA Advises Longer Flunixin Withdrawal Time

May 12, 2014

The group is recommending horsemen use a 32-hour withdrawal time for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

May 07, 2014

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference.... Read More

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Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

May 06, 2014

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared.... Read More

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... Read More

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NYTHA Adds Per-Start Fee to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

May 06, 2014

Owners racing horses at New York Racing Association tracks will donate $5 per start to Thoroughbred aftercare.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Asmussen: PETA Allegations 'Completely False'

May 05, 2014

Steve Asmussen says the allegations are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court.... Read More

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No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2014

However several contenders received treatment for nicks and cuts sustained during the race.... Read More

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Indiana Adopts Model Racehorse Drug Rules; Group has Doubts

May 04, 2014

The commission unanimously approved model rule threshold levels for 24 commonly used therapeutic drugs. ... Read More

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Online Equine Exercise Physiology Course Offered

May 04, 2014

The course is designed to teach students about the physiologic pathways important to equine performance.... Read More

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Study: Tongue Ties Appear to Benefit Racehorses

May 03, 2014

Researchers say that if they're applied correctly, tongue ties don't appear to cause horses stress or pain.... Read More

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Ky. Derby, Oaks Out-of-Competition Tests Come Back Clean

May 02, 2014

All of the Oaks and Derby entrants were tested under Kentucky statutes that govern pari-mutuel horse racing.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Three More Laboratories

May 02, 2014

The newly accredited laboratories are located in California, Colorado, and Ohio.... Read More

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Saddle Sore Spots

May 02, 2014

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden with poorly fitting tack.... Read More

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Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

May 02, 2014

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More