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October 3, 2013

Between Rounds: Context Is Key In Sports Medicine

As diagnostic and therapeutic technologies expand, it’s ever more important to see the big picture.

There has been an explosion of new information in the equine sports medicine field, with new or expanded imaging technolo­gies available and more commonly in use in the performance horse industry. In addition, there are new therapies available for treatment of injuries and performance-induced wear-and-tear.

July 4, 2008

Free Rein With: Tim Ober, DVM

Tim Ober didn’t set out to become a show jumping veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team. But within nine years of starting his career, Ober went from treating Standardbreds and the occasional llama to becoming the man riders like Laura Chapot turn to when her horse Little Big Man landed in Brazil for the 2007 Pan Am Games with a displaced colon.

March 21, 2008

Veterinarians Study Challenges Of Hong Kong Olympics

Our medical editor, who accompanied the U.S. horses to the 2007 Olympic test event and will be the Canadian team veterinarian in Hong Kong this summer, attended this pre-Olympic workshop and shares some of the findings of more than three years of research by world experts.

On Feb. 17, the “On To Hong Kong Pre-Olympic Workshop On Heat And Humidity” was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, through a combined effort of the FEI Welfare Subcommittee and sponsors The International League for the Protection of Horses and Peden Bloodstock.

July 6, 2007

An MRI Can Shed New Light On Lameness Issues

This technology is changing the way many conditions, including heel pain, fractures and soft tissue injuries, are being diagnosed and treated.

Your horse has been foot sore on and off throughout the show season, and coffin joint injections are less and less helpful.

The cost of treatments for your horse’s vague foot lameness is starting to break the bank. The farrier has tried every shoe under the sun, and your horse still isn’t “quite right.”

April 14, 2006

After The Outbreak

It was a disaster for Maryland horsemen. An outbreak of equine herpesvirus, also known as EHV-1, ran rampant in December and January through flat track training barns at Pimlico, Laurel, Bowie and eventually Fair Hill. Horses were quarantined, and racing and training losses cost horsemen precious dollars, as the repercussions affected racing and other sports up and down the East Coast.

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