Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Participation Sought on Performance Horse Management Survey

November 11, 2014

The survey is for a study into links between management practices and musculoskeletal health, injury, and performance.... Read More

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Does Your Sport Horse Have a Huge Heart? He Might!

November 11, 2014

Often called the "athlete's heart," an enlarged heart in a horse is frequently accompanied by murmurs and arrhythmias.... Read More

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Using DNA to Predict a Horse's Athletic Potential

November 10, 2014

Learn about DNA profiling, or predicting a horse's athletic potential by evaluating that individual's genetic markers.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Equine Stress Levels at Competitions

November 09, 2014

Cortisol levels were higher during a competition than at home, and they continued rising throughout the event.... Read More

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Factors Contributing to Cross-Country Falls Evaluated

November 07, 2014

The only variable researchers could link with the likelihood of falling was competitive rank going into cross-country.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Feeding Arrangements

November 04, 2014

Of the 1,313 poll respondents, 727 (55%) said their horses are separated during mealtime.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Die After Australia's Melbourne Cup

November 04, 2014

Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall following the race and Araldo was euthanized after shattering a pastern.... Read More

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CHRB: Testing Samples for Breeders' Cup Clear

November 04, 2014

Samples were tested at the University of California, Davis', Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.... Read More

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Increase in Atypical Myopathy Cases Prompts Warning

November 02, 2014

Atypical myopathy is a highly fatal muscle disease caused by hypoglycin A, a toxin found in sycamore maple seeds.... Read More

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Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

November 02, 2014

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

Bayern wins the Breeders' Cup Classic.

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Bayern Wins 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic

November 01, 2014

Bayern outlasted Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.... Read More

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Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

November 01, 2014

"The surface has been very safe," said Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.... Read More

Vicar's in Trouble  at Churchill Downs.

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Vicar's In Trouble Injured in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

November 01, 2014

The colt will undergo surgery to repair a condylar fracture in his left front leg, trainer Mike Maker said late Friday.... Read More

Untapable wins the the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

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Untapable Powers to Breeders' Cup Distaff Win

October 31, 2014

Untapable scored by 1 1/4 lengths over Don't Tell Sophia and Iotapa.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup to Employ National Medication Reforms

October 31, 2014

The world championships will be held for the first time under the National Uniform Medication Program's reforms.... Read More

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Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

October 31, 2014

The staff at UC Davis' drug testing lab runs about 70,000 samples a year looking for evidence of prohibited drugs.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants Pledge to Support New Vocations

October 30, 2014

To date, 36 horses have owners and/or trainers pledging a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist at 2014 Breeders' Cup

October 30, 2014

Drs. Larry Bramlage and Wayne McIlwraith will be able to provide health reports regarding the horses in each race.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

Silver Charm wins the 1997 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

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Derby Winner Silver Charm Pensioned, Returning to Kentucky

October 29, 2014

The 20-year-old stallion has been standing at stud in Japan and is expected to be back in Kentucky by late November.... Read More

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Meet 'Down the Fence' Producer MJ Isakson

October 29, 2014

Filmmaker MJ Isakson is completing a film documenting the sport of 'reined cow horse,' its horses, and its legends.... Read More

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Sesamoid Injuries

October 29, 2014

Such injuries can be difficult to repair and even fatal; here's how to prevent sesamoid injuries.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: Common Injuries

October 29, 2014

Learn about three common sport horse injuries and how to prevent and treat them.... Read More

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Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

October 28, 2014

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More