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The American Medical Equestrian Association is dedicated to the philosophy, principles, and application of safety of people in equestrian activities. This purpose is achieved through education, research and resource:

EDUCATION of health care professionals, organizational representatives and individuals, including an emphasis on public awareness;
RESEARCH to better define injury patterns and risks, efficacy of safety measures and equipment, and assistance in equipment design;
A RESOURCE of experience and expertise to be shared and utilized for the benefit of equestrian safety.

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2004 Table of Contents

Mid-Year 2004 (Volume XVI, No. 1)

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2003 Table of Contents

Summer 2003 (Volume XV, No. 1)

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Fall 2003 (Volume XV, No. 2)

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Winter 2003 (Volume XV, No. 3)

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2002 Table of Contents

March 2002 (Volume XIII, No. 1)

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June 2002 (Volume XIII, No. 2)

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Fall 2002 (Volume XIII, No. 3)

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Winter 2002 (Volume XIII, No. 4)

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2001 Table of Contents

March 2001 (Volume XII, No. 1)

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June 2001 (Volume XII, No. 2)

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September 2001 (Volume XII, No. 3)

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December 2001 (Volume XII, No. 4)

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2000 Table of Contents

February 2000 (Volume XI, No. 1)

[ February 2000 Table of Contents ] [ New York's Riding Helmet Legislation ]
[ Equestrian Helmet Fact Sheet ] [ Update: The Aurora, Ontario Horse Riding Establishment By-law ]
[ AMEA Comments ] [ Nature vs. Nurture ]
[ What Is Good Riding? ] [ Questions and Answers ]
[ Attributions for Equestrian Accidents ] [ AMEA News Items ]

June 2000 (Volume XI, No. 2)

[ June 2000 Table of Contents ] [ Women Appear to Suffer Worse Outcomes than Men ]
[ Editorial Comment: Instructors and Coaches ] [ Horse-related Fatalities in Ohio 1990-1998 ]
[ Jockey Injuries in the United States ] [ Equestrian Acrobatics in the Adolescent ]
[ Horse-related Deaths in North Carolina, 1990-1999 ] [ Pediatric Horse-related Injuries in New Mexico ]
[ Eventing: The International Safety Committee Report, April 2000 ] [ News Items ]

September 2000 (Volume XI, No. 3)

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December 2000 (Volume XI, No. 4)

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1999 Table of Contents

  February 1999 (Volume X, No. 1)

[ February 1999 Table of Contents ][ASTM Standard for Body Protectors]
[ Eventing Safety in Australia ] [ Responses to Cycling with Helmet ]
[ City of Plantation Requires Helmets ][ Questions and Answers ]
[ Protective Headgear in a Commercial Riding Stable ][ Book Review: Winners ]
[ Letters to Editor about Picture ][ Motor Vehicle Accidents with Horses in British Columbia ]
[ News Items ]

June 1999 (Volume X, No. 2)

[ June 1999 Table of Contents ][ Summary of Crush Tests: April 1999 ]
[ Safety Considerations in Equine-facilitated Mental Health Facility ] [ Use Your Head ]
[ Letter to AMEA News ][ Questions and Answers ]
[ Book Reviews ][ United States Equine Inventory Up ]
[ Regional Variations in Equestrian Mortality in Canada ][ News Items ]

September 1999 (Volume X, No. 3)

[ September 1999 Table of Contents ][ Nutrition Advice for Your Riding Patients ]
[ Eating to Compete ] [ How Safe Is Riding? ]
[ Editorial ][ Horse Riding Establishment Bylaw ]
[Letters and Comments on Bylaw Enactment ][ Compensable Horse Related Injuries in Professionals ]
[ Approved vs. Non-Approved Riding Helmets in Competition Disciplines ][The Importance of Protective Equipment ]  [ Editorial Comment ] [Irish Horse Riders Accidents ] [News Items  ]

December 1999 (Volume X, No. 4)

[ December 1999 Table of Contents ] ] New York's Riding Helmet Bill ]
[ President's Address ] [ AMEA Annual Meeting Minutes, November 6 ]
[ Letter to Editor ] [ The Developing Pediatric Equestrian Athlete ]
[United States Pony Club's 1998 Accident Study ] [ Questions and Answers ]
[ NEISS Horse-Related Injuries: Preliminary Figures for 1998 ]

    

1998 Table of Contents

  February 1998 (Volume IX, No. 1)

[ February 1998 Table of Contents ] [ Accidents Make Us More Aware ]
[ Dru Malavase Responds] [ Equestrian Helmet Testing ]
[ Head Protection Research Laboratory ] [ Editorial Comment ]
[ USCTA Annual and Safety Committee Meetings ] [ Energy Cost of Riding ]
[ Presidential Address ] [ A Personal Experience of Thirty Years of Riding Accidents ]
[ News Items ] [ Educational Material Available to Order ]

May 1998 (Volume IX, No. 2)

[ May 1998 Table of Contents ] [ Medical Personnel for Events ]
[ Emergency Service Personnel ] [Disaster Planning: Barn Safety ]
[ The Value of Certification ] [Need for Tailored Equestrian Safety Education ]
[ Equestrian Injuries: A Survey in British Columbia, Canada ] [ News Items ]

August 1998 (Volume IX, No. 3)

[ August 1998 Table of Contents ] [ NEISS Horse Related Injuries ]
[ Sports Popularity ] [ Equestrian Mortality ]
[ AMEA Annual Meeting ] [ How About Riding Lessons? ]
[ 4-H and Helmet Use ] [ Equestrian Helmet Safety ]
[ Intracranial Hematoma ] [ News Items ]

November 1998 (Volume IX, No. 4)

November 1998 Table of Contents ][ Injury in the Wilderness ]
Comparing Headgear ] [ Drugs in Horse Activities ]
[ AAHS Brings Safety to Navajo Reservation ][ Equitation 1960 ]
[ Jockey Injuries in 1997 ][ USPC 1997 Accident Study ]
[ Rodeo Standard for Protective Helmets ][ Ten Legal Commandments ]
[ World Equestrian Games, 1998 ][ Executive Secretary's Report ]
 

1997 Table of Contents

February 1997 (Volume VII, No. 1)

[ February 1997 Table of Contents ] [ Biomechanical Mechanism of Head Injury ]
[ AMEA Looks to Future Needs ] [Recall of Troxel Grand Prix Equestrian Helmet ]
[ Safety and the Bottom Line ] [Saddle Type May Influence Lower Back Pain ]
[ Riding Instructor Goals Develop Safe Environment Program ] [Goals Recommended for Instructors ]

  May 1997 (Volume VIII, No. 1)

[ May 1997 Table of Contents ] [ Victorian Injury surveillance System - Australia ]
[ Recommendations: Riding ] [Recommendations: Ground ]
[ Editorial: Protective Vests ] [Health and Safety at Work in Equestrian Establishments ]
[ Editorial: Health and Safety at Work in Equestrian Establishments ] [North American Horsemen's Association Awards Four Year Grant to AMEA ]
[ Book Review: Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian ] [Book Review: The Total Rider ]
[ Safety in American Steeplechasing ]

  August 1997 (Volume VIII, No. 2)

[ August 1997 Table of Contents ] [ NEISS 1997 Horse Related Injuries ]
[ World Wide Web and Equestrian Information ] [AMEA Speakers Available ]
[ Performance Standard for Body Protectors ] [Horseback Riding in Excessive Heat ]
[ Flying Doctors of America ] [USPC Safety Committee Job Description ]
[ Safety Committees of Horse Organizations ]
[National Monument Employees Required to Use Protective Headgrear ]


November 1997 (Volume VIII, No. 3)

[ November 1997 Table of Contents ] [ 15-year Study of Rodeo Injuries ]
[ News of the AMEA ]  [ Safety Equpment Institute]   [ Safety Summit ]
[ Development of Equestrian Sports Medicine ]  [ Helmet Life Span ]
[ Park Service Stable Concessionaires Survey ]  [ Horse-related Deaths ]
[ Sports-related Recurrent Brain Injuries ]  [ Management of Concussion
 

1996 Table of Contents

February 1996 (Volume VI, No. 1)

[ February 1996 Table of Contents ] [ Why Not Use A Bicycle Helmet for Horseback Riding? ]
[ New Mexico Safety Equestrian Project ] [Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis: HyPP ]
[ The National Jockey Injury Study ] [Are Deer Warning Devices a Danger to Horses? ]
[ Nevada Trauma Register for Horse Accidents ]

 
May 1996 (Volume VI, No. 2)

[ May 1996 Table of Contents ] [ Vaulting Safety and the Use of Protective Headgear ]
[ Peripheral Vision and Helmets ] [ 1995 U.S. Pony Club Accident Study ]
[ More on Deer Whistles ] [ N.M. Equestrian Helmet Training Project ]
[ Grading Scale for Concussion in Sports ] [ NAHA Bodily Injury Damage Statistics Report ]


August 1996 (Volume VI, No. 3)

[ August 1996 Table of Contents ] [ Riding Rehabilitation ]
[ North American Horsemen's Association ] [ Horsepower Helmet Survey ]
[ Equestrian Injuries Surveillance at a Rural Medical Center ] [ Horseback Riding-Related Drownings ]
[ Girl Scouts Horseback Riding ]


November 1996 (Volume VI, No. 4)

[ November 1996 Table of Contents ] [ Excerpts from FIT for RIDING ]
[ Aerobic Training v. Aerobics ] [ USCT Statistics for 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995 ]
[ The Stirrup Debate ] [ 1995 NEISS Figures ]

 

1995 Table of Contents

February 1995 (Volume V, No. 1)

[ February 1995 Table of Contents ] [ NEISS Recreational Injuries for 1990-1992 ]
[ Horse Drawn Vehicles More Dangerous Than Commuter Flights ] [NEISs Horse-Related Fractures ]
[ Osteoporosis and Horseback Riding ] [1994 USPC Accident Study ]

 
April 1995 (Volume V, No. 2)

[ April 1995 Table of Contents ] [ Sensation Seeking and Participation in Equestrian Sports ]
[ The Study of Thrill Seeking Among Equestrians ] [Courageous or Thrill Seekers: Which Are We? ]
[ Safety Dilemmas ] [The Day the Peacock Stirrup Saved My Life ]


August 1995 (Volume V, No. 3)

[ August 1995 Table of Contents ] [ Cervical Fracture in Horseback Riding ]
[ Heat Illness ] [Horseback Riding-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries ]
[ NEISS Total Injured in Recreational Sports ] [NSC Accident Facts: 1994 Edition ]
[ The Development of Competency Guidelines ] [Competency Guidelines: A Job for the 21st Century? ]


November 1995 (Volume V, No. 4)

[ November 1995 Table of Contents ] [ Every Time... Every Ride... ]
[ Horse Safety While on the Ground ] [NEISS Summary 1995 ]

 

1994 Table of Contents

February 1994 (Volume IV, No. 1)

[ February 1994 Table of Contents ] [ Health Care and the Horse Industry ]
[ Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn. Requires Helmets ]
[Thoughts on Conducting Horseback Riding Injury Surveillance ]
[ Answers to Common Questions on Stinging Insect Allergy ] [Osteoporosis and Equestriennes ]
[ NEISS Summary 1993 ] [Editorial Comments Regarding NEISS ]
[ Sports Injury Research ]

 
May 1994 (Volume IV, No. 2)

[ May 1994 Table of Contents ] [ Mouth and Tooth Protectors for Equestrians ]
[ Editorial Comment ] [The USCTA Safety Committee ]
[ The Development of Equestrian Helmet Standards ]
[United States Pony Clubs: 1993 Accident Summary ]
[ Vigorous Head Nodding by a Rider ] [Author's Comments ]

August 1994 (Volume IV, No. 3)

[ August 1994 Table of Contents ] [ The New Equine Liability Statutes ]
[ Equestrian Helmet Campaign Meeting ] [Update on New York State Horse-Related Deaths ]
[ North Carolina Medical Examiner Reports 1983-1992: Horse-Related Deaths ]


November 1994 (Volume IV, No. 4)

[ November 1994 Table of Contents ] [ Parents Honor Son by Working for Safety ]
[ Horse-Related Fatalities in Alberta: 1975-1990 ] [Horse-Related Injury Survey: Australia ]
[ Editorial Comment: Australian Survey ] [The New South Wales Study ]
[ Farm Horse Related Injury ] [A Horse of a Safer Color ]
[ Equestrian Safety in 4-H ] [Mandatory Helmet Usage in State 4-H Equestrian Programs ]
[ Editorial Comment: 4-H Programs ] [Asphyxiation in Horse Trailers ]
[ Safety Education Opportunities of Benefits Rides ]

 

1993 Table of Contents

February 1993 (Volume III, No. 1)

[ February 1993 Table of Contents ] [ Jockeys' Guild Leads the Way for Safety ]
[ United States Pony Clubs 1992 Accident Summary ]
[ Pro Rodeo Program: 1981-1990 Justin Injury Report ]
[ Editorial Comments: Rodeo ] [Low Back Pain During Horseback Riding ]

April 1993 (Volume III, No. 2)

[ April 1993 Table of Contents ] [ USCTA Accident Statistics for 1990 and 1991 ]
[ Arizona Equestrian Injuries ] [Editorial Comments: Equestrian Injuries ]
[ Horseback Riding in the United States ] [Rider Survey Results ]
[Yosemite National Park Review ] [Head and Neck Injuries in Equestrian Sports ]
[Jockey Injuries Study Released ]

August 1993 (Volume III, No. 3)

[ August 1993 Table of Contents ] [ The Danger of Heat Injury ]
[ Conditioning for the Equestrian Athlete ]
[Risk Factors of Head and Neck Injuries in Equestrian Activities ]
[ Why Not Ride Double With a Child on a Horse? ] [Equestrian Accidents in the United Kingdom ]
[Jockey Injuries ] [AMEA Protective Vest Survey ]
[Body Protectors ]

November 1993 (Volume III, No. 4)

[ November 1993 Table of Contents ] [ Save Damaged Helmets ]
[ Nevada Trauma Register 1990-1992 ] [Future of Safety Equipment in Equestrian Sports ]
[ National Electronic Injury Surveillance System ] [Women and Horses: What's It All About? ]
[Equestrian Weight Lifting and Strength Training ] [Equestrian Helmet Program ]