Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 11, 2016

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

Germany’s Michael Jung took individual gold in the Rio 2016 Olympic eventing competition, with Astier Nicolas (FRA) in silver, and Phillip Dutton (USA) in bronze.

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2016 Olympics: USA's Dutton Wins Individual Eventing Bronze

August 10, 2016

Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice take third to gold-medal-winning Michael Jung of Germany.... Read More

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Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

August 10, 2016

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition.... Read More

France clinched team gold in Olympic eventing at the Olympic Equestrian Venue at Deodoro Park today, with defending champions Germany in silver and Australia slipping from the overnight lead to bronze.

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France Clinches Eventing Team Gold at Rio 2016 Olympics

August 09, 2016

Germany earned the silver, and Australia claimed bronze.... Read More

Dr. Thomas Wolff, president of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Commission, leads a 130-strong world-class team of veterinary experts, including leading surgeon Dr. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

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World Class Veterinary Care for Equine Olympic Athletes

August 09, 2016

Take a look inside equine veterinary care at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.... Read More

Australia leads both the team and individual rankings after Eventing cross-country at Deodoro Olympic Park thanks to a superb clear round from Christopher Burton and Santano ll.

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Aussies Lead After Olympic Eventing Cross-Country

August 09, 2016

Australia topped both the eventing team and individual rankings after cross-country concluded Monday. ... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

August 08, 2016

Researchers found that some mental warm-up to prepare your horse to learn can go a long way toward effective training.... Read More

A solid ride by Ingrid Klimke maintained Team Germany's lead as eventing dressage came to a close.

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Germans Lead After Dressage in Olympic Eventing

August 07, 2016

A solid ride by Ingrid Klimke maintained team Germany's lead as eventing dressage drew to a close on Sunday.... Read More

Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt holds the lead in eventing with the 16-year-old stallion Chilli Morning.

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Fox-Pitt, Chilli Morning Lead Eventing After Dressage

August 07, 2016

The pair from Great Britain hold the lead on a score of 37. Germany leads the team competition with 122 points.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.

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6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More

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Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More

Sweden’s Frida Andersen (left) and Sarah Algotsson Ostholt (right) attracted the full attention of the photographers during today’s eventing first horse inspection at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.

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Eventing Horse Inspection Complete, Reserve Riders Called Up

August 05, 2016

Three team horses--one each from Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden--have been withdrawn; reserve horses will compete.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not a Yes or No Answer

August 05, 2016

Learn what a buyer and veterinarian need to be aware of when conducting an equine prepurchase examination.... Read More

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Russian Equestrians Cleared to Compete at Rio 2016

August 04, 2016

The news comes following confirmation that none of the five have previous horse or human anti-doping rule violations.... Read More

Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets will be going for a record-breaking back-to-back double of individual gold medals in Jumping at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Olympic Jumping Preview: Guerdat Goes for Gold Again

August 04, 2016

Switzerland's Steve Guerdat will ride the same horse he did in London four years ago: Nino des Buissonnets.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro on the way to winning gold in the Grand Prix Special

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Olympic Dressage Preview: Can Dujardin, Valegro Do It Again?

August 03, 2016

World record holders Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (GBR) will face stiff competition in Rio.... Read More

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Stover Receives AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

August 02, 2016

Dr. Sue Stover's research focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

Germany’s Michael Jung took individual gold in Olympic Eventing at London 2012, with Sara Algottsson Ostholt (SWE) in silver and Sandra Auffarth (GER) in bronze.

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Olympic Eventing Preview: Jung Could be Hard to Beat

August 02, 2016

Reigning Olympic champion Michael Jung (GER) and the rest of the field will kick off the competition on Aug. 6. ... Read More

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FDA Approves Equine Firocoxib Tablets

August 01, 2016

Merial says the prescription tablets will be available on the market in early fall.... Read More

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What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, Diana Cooper, Jim Gagliano, and Jamie Stier join delegates at the "Lifetime Care for Thoroughbreds: Godolphin Forum," which was held in Newmarket, United Kingdom.

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New International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare

August 01, 2016

The forum is designed to unite the operations around the world that facilitate and promote the retraining of racehorses.... Read More