Recent News for Conditioning

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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

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Equine Performance and Psychological Factors Linked

November 01, 2012

Paying attention to horses' psychological factors is key to ensuring success in work and mental well-being.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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Bramlage: Rest Needed to Keep Horses Sound

October 19, 2012

"If horses start showing they need a rest, you need to give it to them or they will force you to," he said.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Oaklawn Park Pre-Race Veterinary Exams Could Be Enhanced

August 29, 2012

All horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will likely will undergo a pre-race examination.... Read More

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Clipping, Blankets Helpful in Cold-Weather Exercise Recovery

August 24, 2012

Clipped horses achieved faster post-exercise recovery than unclipped horses when working in cold temperatures.... Read More

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Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

August 22, 2012

Numerous factors go into selecting the appropriate surgical procedure to treat equine roaring.... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Researchers Test Equine Muscle Fatigue Sensor

August 13, 2012

Researchers tested electromyography for identifying equine muscle fatigue during exercise.... Read More

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Radiographic Fetlock Abnormalities in Barrel Racing Horses

August 08, 2012

Nearly 50% of high-performance barrel racers evaluated showed radiographic changes in their fetlock joints.... Read More

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Horse Health Research Abounds at 2012 Tevis Cup

July 31, 2012

Three horse health and welfare studies will be carried out during this year's Tevis Cup endurance ride.... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More

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Equine Tracheal Mucus Associated with Airborne Particulates

July 23, 2012

Athletic horses exposed to airborne particles could experience enough mucus buildup to limit performance.... Read More

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Elite, Non-Elite Endurance Horse Hearts Compared

July 22, 2012

Elite endurance horses had fewer cardiac abnormalities and different cardiac dimensions than non-elite horses.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

July 16, 2012

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

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I'll Have Another's Veterinary Treatments 'Routine Care'

July 12, 2012

Three veterinarians who reviewed the colt's treatment regimen found nothing out of the ordinary.... Read More

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Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More

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Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... Read More

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Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More