Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Horses Announced

May 12, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More

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Racing NSW Secures State-of-the-Art Drug Detection Equipment

May 12, 2015

The new equipment can screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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FEI RuleApp Launched on Apple Store and Google Play

May 10, 2015

The free smartphone app is designed to give users full access to the federation's official rules and regulations.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Pelvic Fractures in Horses: Not Always Career-Ending

May 08, 2015

Researchers determined that if horses were discharged from the hospital, a good long-term outcome was likely.... Read More

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The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horsey Vacations

May 05, 2015

Of the 571 respondents, 249 (44%) said they spend their vacation days at home doing horse-related chores.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Medication Rules at Ohio Meeting

May 05, 2015

Five vets shared their views on racehorse testing and medication issues an Ohio State Racing Commission meeting.... Read More

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MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Finger Lakes

May 04, 2015

The New York track received "best practice" grading in the area of aftercare and transition of retired racehorses.... Read More

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Groups Urge Congress to Help Maintain Trails

May 03, 2015

Organizations encouraged Congress to pass the bipartisan National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act.... Read More

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American Pharoah Takes 2015 Kentucky Derby

May 02, 2015

American Pharoah caught Dortmund and Firing Line at the head of the stretch and drew clear for a one-length victory. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 02, 2015

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More

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10 Equine Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Resources

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitating and reconditioning injured or out-of-shape horses can be daunting, but don't worry … we're here to help. ... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Stem Cells for Equine Joint Therapy

April 29, 2015

Equine athletes often require supportive care for their musculoskeletal systems, and stem cells can fill that need.... Read More

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On Call Program to Support Kentucky Derby and Oaks Telecasts

April 29, 2015

Dr. Keith Latson will represent the AAEP On Call program during this weekend's live telecasts from Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Cobalt Policy Adopted by Racing Regulators

April 28, 2015

Regulators adopted a new policy making it illegal to administer cobalt to a racehorse. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More

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New Zealand Horse Euthanized Following Rolex Cross-Country

April 27, 2015

Dambala was euthanized due to a severe suspensory ligament injury sustained during the cross-country phase.... Read More

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The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

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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The Long-Lost Classic-Format Three-Day Event

April 24, 2015

Learn about the long-format event and why veterinarians are crucial to these competitions.... Read More

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French Eventing Horse, Rider Disqualified from 2014 WEG

April 23, 2015

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio and Qalao des Mers following a positive test for a controlled medication.... Read More

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Jockey Club Enhances Graded Stakes Race Vet Record Reporting

April 23, 2015

Owners can make their graded stakes horses' veterinary records public by posting them on a specialized website.... Read More