Recent News for Sports Medicine

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

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Bad Foot Knocks Hoppertunity from Kentucky Derby

May 01, 2014

Trainer Bob Baffert believes the colt has a bruised foot but wants to make 100% sure that is the only issue.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Vet to Support Oaks, Derby Telecasts

May 01, 2014

Dr. Larry Bramlage will provide horse health reports to the media at the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. ... Read More

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Does Breeding Impact Stallions' Performance Under Saddle?

May 01, 2014

Researchers confirmed that collecting semen from riding stallions has no negative effect on performance.... Read More

FEI Director of Endurance Ian Williams addresses the session dedicated to the discipline during the 2014 FEI Sports Forum.

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Endurance Horse Welfare Initiatives Introduced

April 30, 2014

The Federation Equestre Internationale introduced steps designed to improve endurance equine welfare.... Read More

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Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work.... Read More

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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... Read More

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Equine Body Type's Effect on Endurance Performance Studied

April 29, 2014

Researchers found that typical endurance-horse form and structure have little to do with racing success.... Read More

Come August, France will host the seventh edition of the World Equestrian Games. Here, France's own Cedric Lyard Competes in the Games' eventing test event.

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WEG 2014: Taking Normandy by Storm

April 28, 2014

Get a preview of what's to come when France hosts the 2014 World Equestrian Games. ... Read More

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Arena Footing Discussed at FEI Sports Forum

April 28, 2014

One session reviewed the Equine Surfaces White Paper, a study on surfaces' effects horses orthopedic health.... Read More

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Florida Legislature Holds Fate of Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 27, 2014

Florida stakeholders are united in backing uniform drug rules, but the fate lies with the state legislature. ... Read More

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How Hong Kong's On-Track Pharmacies Work

April 25, 2014

Dr. Christopher M. Riggs describes the Hong Kong Jockey Club's on-track pharmacies and how they work.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More