Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Sept. 7 is Old Friends Day at Belterra Park

September 03, 2015

Belterra will celebrate Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility that cares for more than 150 ex-racehorses.... Read More

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Old Friends Stakes to Take Place Sept. 16 at Kentucky Downs

September 03, 2015

A portion of the proceeds from a special seating option will benefit the Georgetown, Kentucky-based nonprofit.... Read More

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NSAIDs: Are You Following the Rules?

September 02, 2015

Use caution when administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to your horse close to a competition.... Read More

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NYTHA to Invest in New Drug Testing Equipment

September 02, 2015

The triple quadrupole mass spectrometer will be used to screen for new drugs alleged to be used in horse racing.... Read More

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NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More

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FEI President Pushes 'Clean Sport' Message

September 01, 2015

The FEI is preparing to launch the global Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Program on Jan. 1, 2016.... Read More

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Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More

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Commission: Indiana Grand Cobalt Results 'Pristine'

September 01, 2015

After 60 days of racing, all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the of 25 ppb (parts per billion) threshold. ... Read More

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Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More

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One Dreamer Stakes to Benefit Equine Research

August 28, 2015

Glen Hill Farm's sponsorship of the stakes race will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.

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Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More

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Reining Sire Gallo Del Cielo Dies

August 26, 2015

Famed sire Gallo Del Cielo, better known as "Rooster," died Aug. 20 at the age of 26 following an accident.... Read More

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Zayat Stables to Donate Some of American Pharoah's Earnings

August 25, 2015

Zayat Stables will donate a percentage of the Triple Crown winner's earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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Study to Evaluate Cobalt as Equine Performance Enhancer

August 25, 2015

The USTA-funded study will evaluate whether cobalt can improve performance and if it is detrimental to horses' health.... Read More

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Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

August 24, 2015

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.... Read More

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California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration

August 24, 2015

Further review of the matter should help deal with potential problems, not sidetrack the initiative, officials say.... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 17, 2015

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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Attorneys: Horse Racing Drug Prosecutions on Solid Ground

August 17, 2015

A group of attorneys believe horse racing's anti-doping rules will continue to withstand legal challenge.... Read More

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NYSGC to Host Forum on Furosemide Administration

August 15, 2015

The summit will feature renowned academics and researchers, owners, trainers and industry leaders.... Read More