Recent News for Sports Medicine

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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NYSGC, NYRA Announce Enhanced Security Protocols

March 24, 2016

Horses in the 2016 Wood Memorial will be subject to out-of-competition testing, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

March 23, 2016

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

Inertial sensor systems, like the one being applied here, have enabled veterinarians to obtain more objective lameness measurements.

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Man vs. Machine on Post-Nerve-Block Lameness Evaluation

March 23, 2016

There was a strong correlation between vet and inertial sensor system when evaluating lameness change post-nerve-block.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

March 22, 2016

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

March 21, 2016

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation

March 20, 2016

Texas A&M's Drug Testing Laboratory is the seventh to receive full RMTC accreditation.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

March 18, 2016

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014.... Read More

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Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

March 16, 2016

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

March 16, 2016

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racing Legislation Earns Additional Support

March 15, 2016

The legislation would aid in creating uniform standards in drug testing and enforcement for Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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NATRC Offering Free Memberships

March 13, 2016

The competitive trail riding organization is offering 2016 memberships to people who have never been members.... Read More

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Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 12, 2016

Certification standards address injury prevention, uniform medication testing and penalties, safety research, and more.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Issues Decisions in UAE Endurance Cases

March 11, 2016

The decisions are on cases involving Dr. Hallvard Sommerseth, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, and Ali Mohammed Al Muhairi.... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Wednesday's Top Tweets

March 10, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference's equine acupuncture and emergencies sessions. ... Read More

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Sunland Park Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

March 09, 2016

Outside horses can enter the track, and the more than 1,600 horses housed on site since the outbreak began can leave. ... Read More

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Being a Fit Rider is Important for Your Horse's Health

March 09, 2016

Find out how your mental and physical performance will benefit from a program out of the saddle. ... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

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New NMRC Rules for Entering a Track or Training Center

March 08, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission has announced new rules for horses entering licensed facilities.... Read More