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Veterinarians keeping horses hydrated at Pan Am Games

Veterinarians keeping horses hydrated at Pan Am Games | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

"...In the horse world, the concern is the content of the one saying everyone knows. 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.'

 

“You can tell an athlete to drink,” said Mike Pownall, Veterinary Services Manager for the Pan Am Games. Pownall and his wife (partners in their Ontario veterinary practice) are some of more than 20 volunteer veterinarians offering their time to the Pan Am games, and specifically the equestrian events at the Caledon Pan Am park.

 

"...You can’t tell a horse to drink. And they’re in a different environment, they can be sensitive, maybe the water doesn’t taste like what they’re used to? It’s very important with horses to make sure they’re drinking well and they’re very hydrated.”

 

Click on the bold top headline or the image to open the original article on the Caledon Enterprise website.

Fran Jurga's insight:

Matthew Strader (@CaledonStrader) visited with vet services manager Dr. Mike Pownall at the Pan Am Games about the problems that the vets are facing in Ontario. This short article covers some important points.

 

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Walterstown Don unhurt after Burghley fall, says Team Fredericks | Eventing Worldwide

Walterstown Don unhurt after Burghley fall, says Team Fredericks | Eventing Worldwide | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

The British-based Australian eventing powerhouse Team Fredericks has issued a statement on its web site regarding the fall of Walterstown Don, ridden by Clayton Fredericks in the 4* Burghley Horse Trials in England.


Click on the photo or headline to go to the web page for the full statement.


@FranJurga writes: This seems like a small story, perhaps even petty, but it is a sign of the times that a rider would be called to task for his actions based on a video clip posted on YouTube. 

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