Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Keeneland: New Sales Condition Regarding Anabolic Steroids

July 22, 2015

Buyers can have yearlings and horses in training to be exported to Great Britain tested for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances

July 21, 2015

Codeine, oripavine, and morphine were found in samples from three jumping horses.... Read More

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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More

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Proposed Law Would Establish Uniform Medication Rules

July 17, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Calgary Stampede to Review Equine Safety Policies

July 16, 2015

This year four horses were euthanized due to injuries sustained during chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede.... Read More

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Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years for Blood Doping

July 16, 2015

Indiana racing officials suspended Bradley Moffitt following a positive drug test for darbepoetin alfa (DPO).... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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AAEP to Host Focus on Poor Performance Educational Event

July 15, 2015

The event is designed to help vets assess, diagnose, and treat a range of performance-limiting diseases and conditions.... Read More

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Undefeated Racehorse Lady Eli Battling Laminitis

July 14, 2015

The multiple graded stakes winner developed laminitis after stepping on a nail following her most recent victory.... Read More

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Advocates Want Chuckwagon Races Dropped From Stampede Roster

July 14, 2015

Four horses were euthanized due to injuries sustained during chuckwagon races at this year's Calgary Stampede.... Read More

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

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BCHA Donated $14.4 Million in Volunteer Value in 2014

July 12, 2015

Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) aims to protect equestrians' rights to ride horses on public lands.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

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

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

July 08, 2015

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Progress in National Uniform Medication Program

July 08, 2015

Racing jurisdictions in nine states have now adopted the program in its entirety.... Read More

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TCA Named Title Sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

July 07, 2015

The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover will feature 350 recently retired racehorses competing in 10 disciplines.... Read More

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Indiana Drug Test Audit: Seven Missed Positives in 26 Days

July 07, 2015

The IHRC's former primary laboratory missed seven positive drug tests, including one for a Class 1 drug.... Read More

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University of Bristol Installs Equine Standing MRI Unit

July 07, 2015

The MRI unit adds to the school's imaging modalities, including a CT, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and more. ... Read More

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One Horse Dies, Another Injured at Oregon Rodeo

July 07, 2015

Two riders and their horses were participating in the grand entry performance on July 1 when the animals collided. ... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More

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TCA Announces June Award of Merit Winners

June 30, 2015

The Louisiana Horse Rescue Association and LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers received awards in June.... Read More

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Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

June 30, 2015

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk.... Read More