Recent News for Sports Medicine

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What's So Special About Lysine?

April 04, 2016

A nutritionist explains why horses need this amino acid in their diets and what happens if they don't consume enough.... Read More

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Equine Epistaxis: What You Need to Know

April 02, 2016

Causes of epistaxis--bleeding from the nose--can range from mild to life-threatening conditions. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

April 01, 2016

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

April 01, 2016

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage.... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 30, 2016

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

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Breeze Times, Sale Prices, and Racetrack Performance

March 26, 2016

Researchers recently investigated factors that impact prices paid for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds sold at undertack sales.... Read More

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Is a Respiratory Virus Behind Equine IAD?

March 25, 2016

Researchers found a "strong association" between horses developing asthma after contracting a rhinitis virus.... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

March 24, 2016

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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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