Recent News for Sports Medicine

Panelists at the FEI Sports Forum session on eventing risk management (L-R): Sam Watson and Diarmuid Byrne, EquiRatings; David O'Connor, chair of the FEI Risk Management Working Group; and Giuseppe Della Chiesa, chair of the FEI Eventing Committee.

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Horse, Human Welfare Focus of Day Two of FEI Sports Forum

April 12, 2017

Panelists presented scientific data on eventing risk management, endurance risk factors, and bone fatigue.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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FEI Announces Six New Prohibited Substance Cases

April 07, 2017

All cases involve the use of substances banned under the FEI's Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations.... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

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FEI, EquiRatings Partner on Data, Risk Analysis Initiatives

April 04, 2017

The two organizations will work together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.... Read More

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How to Manage Four Equine Respiratory Emergencies

April 03, 2017

Find tips on handling bacterial pleuropneumonia, pneumothorax and hemothorax, rib fractures, and ARDS in foals.... Read More

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Security Protocols for Horses in 2017 Blue Grass Stakes

March 31, 2017

Measures cover arrival times, veterinary treatments and records, out-of-competition drug testing, and more.... Read More

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Barr Introduces Equine Tax Bills

March 31, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at benefiting the breeding and racing industries.... Read More

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First International Racehorse Aftercare Forum Set for May

March 30, 2017

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses will hold its first conference May 17-18, in Washington, D.C.... Read More

Horseback riders on a trail in the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area.

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'Leave No Trace' Horse Camping Clinic Set for April 1

March 30, 2017

The free event will take place in the Sacramento River Bend Area north of Red Bluff, California.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Biaxial Proximal Sesamoid Fractures

March 29, 2017

Preliminary results suggest risk factors include fewer high-speed workouts and a drop in racing class, among others.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing 'Broken' Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases

March 26, 2017

An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses

March 22, 2017

Findings suggest blood serum SAA levels could be an earlier indicator of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA levels.... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More