Sunday, July 11, 2004

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NEWS & MESSAGES

12/04

In this letter you'll find

Different Interpretations of Veterinary Inspections at CEI Rides

Depending on the CEI ride you visit, you can meet quite different carrying-out of veterinary inspections, i.e.



First Horse Inspection:



· Examination of heart rate, general condition and gait takes about 3 minutes per horse

· Examination of heart rate, general condition and gait takes about 9 minutes per horse including control of the shoes, palpation of the tendons and flexion of the limbs

· A horse with abnormal heart sounds is eliminated



In the case of irregularity of gaits:

· the horse is given a second chance and asked for a recheck as soon as all competitors have passed the first inspection

· the horse is given a second chance and asked for a recheck one hour before the start the next day

· the horse has to trot immediately out again under the observation of three veterinarians and there majority decision is final

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