Recent News for Conditioning

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Rollkur: Facts, Fiction, and Horse Health Implications

March 07, 2012

New research suggests rollkur is probably no more harmful than the "standard" dressage head position.... Read More

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Jockey Club Sets Up Racehorse Injury Reporting Website

March 06, 2012

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.... Read More

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Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More

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Hydrotherapy to Rehabilitate Injuries in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 30, 2012

Veterinarians can prescribe aquatic therapy in the form of swimming pools or underwater treadmills.... Read More

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Sporting Activity After Colic Surgery in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 20, 2012

In the current study most horses successfully returned to their prior athletic function after colic surgery.... Read More

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Kissing Spines: Common, But Not Career-Ending (AAEP 2011)

January 18, 2012

Kissing spines are more likely to cause clinical problems in certain breeds, disciplines, and age groups.... Read More

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Managing Neck and Back Pain in Sport Horses

January 11, 2012

A thorough physical examination and tailored therapeutic approach can help relieve equine neck and back pain.... Read More

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Sport Horse/Jumpers Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 26, 2011

Attendees discussed the horse's overall work program, assessment, conditioning strategies, and more.... Read More

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Challenges in Hydrating and Balancing Equine Electrolytes

December 21, 2011

Horses do not have the same drive to drink while competing as humans, one researcher explained.... Read More

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Efficacy of High-Intensity Training for Racehorses

December 11, 2011

One common training method might not be as effective at conditioning racehorses as once thought.... Read More

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Healing the Hoof During Therapy or Layup

December 09, 2011

Farriers can help devise a hoof care plan to helps a performance horse return to work as soon as possible.... Read More

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The Science Behind Rehab Therapy

December 01, 2011

In the right hands, these physical therapy methods can help rehabilitate injured horses.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More

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Penn Vet Cardiologist to Compete in Pan Am Games

September 24, 2011

Meg Sleeper, VMD, a cardiologist at Penn Vet will be competing in endurance at this year's Pan Am Games.... Read More

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Hagyard to Partner With NTRA Alliance

September 11, 2011

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will participate in this year's NTRA Professional Education Seminar.... Read More

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Genetics and Pedigree Go Head to Head

September 08, 2011

The first day of the Thoroughbred Genetics, Pedigree, and Performance Conference provided informative sessions... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

The second year of a horse's life brings significant changes not only in his development but also his use.... Read More

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Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

August 28, 2011

While swimming-induced colic does occur, it doesn't happen as frequently as some might have thought.... Read More

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Are High-Speed Treadmills Safe for Horses?

August 23, 2011

Researchers determined that few injuries occur to horses during treadmill exercise. ... Read More

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Ask the Vet Live Q&A: Conditioning Horses Now Available

May 31, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on conditioning horses was held on May 26, and the recording is now ... Read More

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Physical Conditioning Important for Previously Idle Horses

May 15, 2011

In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain; in reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. "The general design of an equine conditioning... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: KHRC Rules on Life At Ten Incident

March 11, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted there was probable cause to believe that both jockey John Velazquez and chief state steward John Veitch were in violation of regulations regarding Life At Ten's participation in the 2010 Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Life At Ten Should Have Undergone Post-Race Testing

March 11, 2011

In reviewing the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's subpar performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) has concluded that the filly should have ... Read More

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Fatal Injuries on Midwestern Racetracks (AAEP 2010)

January 24, 2011

In the Midwest there are several racetracks--featuring both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing--that sometimes slide under the radar of the mainstream racing community. But like all other tracks around the nation, these venues see wins, losses, ... Read More

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Heart Problems in Horses

December 25, 2010

The circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) and respiratory system (lungs and airway) work together to provide oxygen throughout the horse's body, and to transport waste material from the horse's tissues. During exercise, the circulatory and ... Read More