Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Poll Recap: Favorite Riding Season

November 07, 2017

Of the 795 respondents, 437 (55%) said fall is their favorite riding season.... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

November 06, 2017

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Stirk Receives Outstanding Veterinary Achievement Award

November 05, 2017

Due to Dr. Anthony Stirk's data collection and analysis, equine racing fatalities dropped by a third over 20 years... Read More

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Gene Mutation: No Performance Effect in Coldblooded Trotters

November 05, 2017

The "Gaitkeeper" gene mutation has been linked to success in trotting races in Standardbreds.... Read More

 Gun Runner as he set blistering fractions through every call and then pulled away in the stretch to record a 2 ¼-length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on the second and final day of the World Championships at Del Mar Racetrack.

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Gun Runner Closes 2017 Breeders' Cup With Classic Romp

November 04, 2017

The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride set blistering fractions throughout the race before pulling away in the stretch.... Read More

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Forever Unbridled Sparkles in 2017 Breeders' Cup Distaff

November 03, 2017

Charles Fipke's 5-year-old homebred mare scored a half-length victory over Abel Tasman in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.... Read More

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More

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Does 'Performance Dentistry' Improve Horse Rideability?

November 02, 2017

Dentistry--including balanced alignment of the teeth and jaws--is an important part of good horse health and welfare.... Read More

Mopotism walks through the paddock before working out to exercise in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Oct. 27, 2017, in Del Mar, California.

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Del Mar

November 01, 2017

The California Thoroughbred racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4.... Read More

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Heritable Heart Traits Can Help Endurance Horses Succeed

November 01, 2017

An "athletic" heart is a heritable characteristic linked to good endurance performance, researchers confirmed.... Read More

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Study: Gene Therapy Can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

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The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Research Center to Open in Australia

October 26, 2017

The center will DNA test all Thoroughbred foals and serve 30 other horse breed societies across Australia. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

October 25, 2017

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More

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Most Riding Horse Fractures Result From Pasture Accidents

October 25, 2017

The most common fracture sites in competition and leisure horses were the medial splint bone and the head.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

October 24, 2017

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

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The Equine Respiratory System

October 23, 2017

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

October 20, 2017

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More