Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Three team horses--one each from Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden--have been withdrawn; reserve horses will compete....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

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 01, 2016

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

Christian Baillet, president of the Jumping Owners Club (left), and FEI President Ingmar De Vos (right) at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Jumping Owners Club, FEI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

July 30, 2016

The JOC provides a communication link between horse owners and the FEI. ... 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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How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 29, 2016

Find out how the equine competitors from around the world got to Brazil.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More

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Shipping and Showing Horses

July 27, 2016

Monitor and optimize your horse's training, diet, health, and shipping experience in order to help him perform his best.... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Is it Okay to Ride My Ulcer-Prone Horse After Feeding?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Karen Donley and Royal Patron Take 2016 Tevis Cup

July 25, 2016

Also, Lisa Ford and GE Cyclone received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More