Latest on the Omegas (Fats)

Glance through nearly any newspaper or magazine, and you’re bound to see ads proclaiming the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet.

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Dressage Medals Controversy

Olympic dressage competition joins the ranks of ice dancing with accusations of nationalism in judging. In the Grand Prix Freestyle, held last night, Germany’s Isabell

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A Golden Moment

I can’t count the number of Olympic medal ceremonies I’ve watched on TV over the years. I even got to see one in person when

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Coverage Update

I see that a couple of blog readers have wondered about the competition schedule and how to access live coverage. As I write this, the

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The Culture Club

The morning’s roundup of sights and observations at and around the 2008 Olympic equestrian events: The transport system. Inter-venue shuttle buses are segregated by accreditation

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The International Language

Here at the 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, it’s not love; it’s commerce — or, more accurately, bartering. Pin trading, long a popular

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More Topics

Western performance horse industry changes and medications, equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, sale ethics, tooth fractures, influenza, strangles, equine infectious anemia, therapeutic options, air quality, preparing

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Horse Care and Management

Topics included a wide range of discussions on emergency care for problems such as foot wounds, fire, snakebite, and leg injuries. Older horse care such

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Skin Diseases

Skin disease overview and discussions of grafts, infections such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and sarcoid chemotherapy.

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Lameness

Topics included joint supplements, shock wave therapy, silicosis, lameness diagnosis, joint disease, and barefoot vs. shod hoof management.

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Obesity

Adipobiology (the study of fat) tells us that fat is much more active biochemically than was previously thought. Presentations covered this relatively new field, the

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Digestive Health

Overview of colic, treatment, and prevention; and Milne State of the Art lecture on colic research.

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