According to the Federation Equestre International, equine athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic events at Greenwich Park have the best veterinary care available.
A state-of-the-art temporary clinic is providing 24-hour care throughout the games. As well as the specialist care available on site, the clinic staff have access to a team of experts as well as three specialist equine hospitals on call for the next month.
Veterinary services manager Jenny Hall said: “We know the Olympic veterinary clinic facilities will be used a lot for routine supportive veterinary care. We hope they won’t be used for an emergency first aid but if anything should happen, we are extremely well prepared to cope.
“The FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) sets the standard for the accommodation for the horses’ health and welfare, care and management with health checks, an initial examination and the horse inspections.
“The equine athletes at Greenwich Park will have the best possible care if they should require treatment at any stage.”
The clinic’s diagnostic laboratory will provide clinical pathology as well as endoscopy, radiography and ultrasonography.