Recent News for Sports Medicine

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AAEP 'On Call' Vet to Assist at 2017 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

May 04, 2017

Dr. Keith Latson will provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. ... Read More

A basic prepurchase exam should include a thorough medical and performance history, as well as a complete full physical evaluation of the horse.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Horses

May 03, 2017

Sacroiliac disease can affect any horse, potentially limiting performance abilities.... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

May 02, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

May 01, 2017

Researchers say inertial measurement units could aid in more accurate veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

Michael Jung made history by winning the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a third consecutive time aboard FischerRocana FST.

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Jung Scores a Three-Peat at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 30, 2017

Michael Jung made history by winning the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a third consecutive time with FischerRocana.... Read More

After cross-country, Germany’s Michael Jung and FischerRocana FST once again sit atop the leaderboard.

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Jung Takes the Lead at 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 29, 2017

After cross-country, Germany's Michael Jung and FischerRocana FST once again sit atop the leaderboard.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

Clark Montgomery (USA) and Loughan Glen stand firmly ahead of the pack with an epic score of 33.6.

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Montgomery Seizes the Lead at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 28, 2017

Clark Montgomery (USA) and his 2016 Olympic partner Loughan Glen stand firmly in the lead with a score of 33.6.... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

Jessica Phoenix (CAN) and Pavarotti danced their way into the lead after the first day of dressage at Rolex Kentucky.

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Phoenix Leads After Day One of Dressage at Rolex Kentucky

April 27, 2017

Jessica Phoenix (CAN) and Pavarotti danced their way into the lead after the first day of dressage at Rolex Kentucky. ... Read More

Emma Ford (right) leads Mighty Nice as they walk with team manager Joanie Morris during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Q&A: Veteran Rolex Three-Day Event Groom Emma Ford

April 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Philip Dutton's head groom shares her secrets to keeping horses healthy during international competition.... Read More

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59 Horses to Start 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 26, 2017

The field, including past Rolex champions and four-star first-timers, will begin with dressage on Thursday and Friday.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More

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ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues

April 20, 2017

Wednesday's discussion topics included maintaining integrity and crop use during races, among others.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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What it Takes To Ship Competition Horses Overseas

April 20, 2017

Take an inside look at the rules and regulations regarding importing horses to the United States solely for competition.... Read More

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ARCI Panel Discusses How to Stop Cheating in Horse Racing

April 19, 2017

A panel believes keys include additional out-of-competition testing, investigators, and research. ... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

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

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Study: Most Horses Go Back to Work After Colic Surgery

April 18, 2017

A long-term study showed that 92.5% of horses discharged had returned to work four to eight years after surgery.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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The Horse and Equithrive Partner for Rolex Coverage

April 17, 2017

Follow our exclusive health-care related articles and content about the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.... Read More