Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Two-Year Frangible Pin Study Continues

January 29, 2017

Researchers will continue examining the physics behind rotational falls on cross-country courses.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

January 27, 2017

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation.... Read More

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Pegasus World Cup Connections Pledge to Support Aftercare

January 27, 2017

Connections of two contenders have pledged to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.... Read More

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NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Gulfstream Park

January 26, 2017

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

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NYSGC Releases Racehorse Aftercare Video

January 26, 2017

As of Feb. 1 owners and trainers seeking to race horses in New York must view the video for licensure.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

January 25, 2017

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

January 23, 2017

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag: Performance Horse Feeds

January 21, 2017

These feeds are designed to boost horses' calorie intake and meet additional nutrient needs that increase with work. ... Read More

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FEI Announces Decision in Anti-Doping Case Involving Vet

January 20, 2017

The FEI Tribunal has suspended an Indian veterinarian in connection with a 2012 case involving an endurance horse.... Read More

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Tips for Rehabbing Soft Tissue Injuries in Horses

January 20, 2017

Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and good knowledge of the therapeutic options available.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

January 19, 2017

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

January 18, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

Osteoarthritis and joint disease are common in aging equids. Regular, judicious exercise can help keep an arthritic old horse comfortable.

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Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses

January 14, 2017

A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.... Read More

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BHA Names Sykes Director of Equine Health, Welfare

January 13, 2017

David Sykes, BVSc, MRCVS, will take over the newly created role of director of equine health and welfare in March.... Read More

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New Vocations Opens Facility in New York

January 12, 2017

Trainer Leandra Cooper will spearhead the training and adoption operations at October Hill Farm, in Fort Edward.... Read More

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Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

January 11, 2017

One researcher describes the promising progress that's been made in lameness diagnosis and treatment.... Read More

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

January 11, 2017

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

January 09, 2017

Do you want to make sure your horse is getting the right amount of feed? Use a scale!... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

“I’m very fortunate to have friends with a variety of horses in their barn that I can ride, as I don’t own a horse here locally,” says Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Church. “Still, it requires very intentional planning on my part, because if I’m not careful, my evenings can get eaten up by other priorities. This year I want to be more deliberate about getting out to the farm to ride.”

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Poll Recap: Horsey New Year's Resolutions

January 03, 2017

Of the 220 respondents, 150 (68%) said they do have horse-related resolutions for 2017.... Read More