Recent News for Conditioning

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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

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Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More

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Ky. Vets Develop Plan to Identify At-Risk Racehorses

June 16, 2012

Regulatory veterinarians implemented new protocol after an increase in the number of racing injuries in May. ... Read More

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Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More

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Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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RMTC Discusses Racing Medications, Names Interim Director

April 25, 2012

The board discussed clenbuterol use in racing, firocoxib thresholds, and other horse health related topics.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More

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Early Exercise and Career Length in Thoroughbred Racehorses

April 09, 2012

Exercise early in life could have a positive impact on Thoroughbreds' future racing careers. ... Read More

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Veterinarians Ready to Assist at Three-Day Event

April 03, 2012


No matter what type of competition is being held the health and well-being of the horse is of great concern.... Read More

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Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

March 22, 2012

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage.... Read More

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Managing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 16, 2012

Inflammatory airway disease is a top cause of decreased performance and affects up to 50% of equine athletes.... Read More

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Equine Electrolyte Use and Gastric Emptying (AAEP 2011)

March 15, 2012

An effective electrolyte supplement replaces ion and water loss during exercise, one researcher said.... Read More

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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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Caring for the Disciplines: Western Performance

March 01, 2012

Champion Western riders succeed through careful selection and management of their horses.... 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