Recent News for Conditioning

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Study: Young Racehorses Might Benefit from Treadmill Work

October 22, 2013

Yearling Thoroughbreds that worked on a treadmill had better aerobic capacities and no signs of lameness.... Read More

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Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

October 16, 2013

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary.... Read More

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Study: Horses Able to Stay Fit When Kept at Pasture

October 01, 2013

Pastured horses maintained the their fitness level, plus had greater bone mineral content than other horses.... Read More

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Study: Young Horses Can't Read Subtle Human Body Cues

September 13, 2013

However, young horses were able to detect more obvious human body cues like finger-pointing.... Read More

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Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More

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Hormones to Detect Overtraining in Horses

July 19, 2013

Researchers found that certain hormones could be easily detectable red flags of overtraining in horses. ... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More

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Tevis Research Evaluates Horses' Blood Chloride Levels

July 16, 2013

Veterinarians are aiming to identify endurance horses in danger of metabolic failure during competition. ... Read More

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Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More

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Use Careful Physical Conditioning for Previously Idle Horses

June 30, 2013

Horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform.... Read More

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Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More

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10 Summer Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

June 29, 2013

High temperatures and humidity can make caring for horses a challenging endeavor.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Overtraining's Effects on Horses

May 31, 2013

Researchers developing a test to identify overtraining learned the practice has negative effects on horses.... Read More

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New Method for Scoring Sweat Losses in Horses Proposed

May 13, 2013

Researchers believe different sweating patterns can help estimate how much sweat horses lose during exercise.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

May 04, 2013

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep any racehorse in tip-top shape.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seeds' Effects on Equine Exercise Recovery

February 28, 2013

Researchers say endophyte-infected tall fescue seed consumption could negatively affect exercise recovery.... Read More

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Managing Dehydration, Exhaustion in Horses (AAEP 2012)

February 25, 2013

With proper management, most horses recover well from dehydration and exhaustion.... Read More

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Study: Condition the Genes and the Horse for Competition

February 11, 2013

Researchers suggest horse genes need to prepare for high performance-associated stress.... Read More

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When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?

January 22, 2013

I'm worried about putting too much stress on my 3-year-old. When is it safe to ride her on a regular basis?... Read More

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Advances and Challenges in Equitation Science Technology

December 27, 2012

The future of equitation science technology is enormous, provided we know how to use and benefit from it.... Read More

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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Placentitis and Foals' Athletic Prognosis

November 18, 2012

There were few performance differences between foals born to healthy mares and those treated for placentitis.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More