Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company and the world’s largest equine medicine company, has joined forces with Herning2022 to promote equine health and veterinary training during the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning Denmark from 6 to 14 August 2022.
Knowledge sharing and exchange of experience are crucial for an even better understanding of the health and natural needs of sports horses. Good management around the four-legged athletes ensures happy horses – able to perform at the top of their ability in a special partnership with their athlete. If an accident happens, and an injury occurs, the correct diagnosis must be made quickly and competently, and treatment initiated.
About 1,100 horses will be at the venue during the FEI World Championship in Jumping, Dressage, Para-Dressage, and Vaulting in Herning in August. With the many competition horses also comes a large number of veterinarians and other therapists from around the world. International experts will be flown to Denmark to share their knowledge and the latest research results.
Boehringer Ingelheim, the world’s largest equine medicine company, knows that there is great interest in the knowledge and innovation the company offers horse owners, athletes, trainers, and veterinarians. It is a natural fit for the company to be clearly present at the World Championships.
Charlotte Fersløv, Business Manager Equine, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Nordics, says: “For over 100 years, we at Boehringer Ingelheim have had a passion for horses. It is this passion that still drives us to develop new and innovative drugs for the benefit of both horses and veterinarians. We believe that knowledge and knowledge sharing is fundamental to development, and therefore we collaborate with veterinarians and organisations such as the FEI, with the aim of improving the health of horses.”
Togetherness and professional sparring
Boehringer Ingelheim is a sponsor of the Vet Lounge, where veterinarians can exchange knowledge and network with each other. Of course, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions and get updated knowledge, for example about what can be done for horses with arthritis, options for minimizing the risk of asthma in horses – and much more. Boehringer Ingelheim Vet Lounge offers a number of presentations and seminars for many professionals.
“It is very motivating for all of us who work on the Equine team to contribute knowledge about what horses need. Together with all the people and professionals around the horse, we can strengthen horse health, giving the horse and owner the most out of the time they have together. We are very much looking forward to working at the World Championship in Herning,” clarifies Charlotte Fersløv.
The Vet Lounge concept has been created in collaboration with Casper Cassøe and Jens Trabjerg, the Organiser of the World Championships in Herning.
“Together with Boehringer Ingelheim, we will offer the veterinarians a ‘Vet Lounge’ in the warm-up area connected to Stutteri Ask Stadium,” explains Casper Cassøe. In practice, the warm-up area for the main stadium will be named: Boehringer Ingelheim Warm Up. The Vet Lounge will give veterinarians an opportunity for professional contact close to the warm-up area, and a place where they can exchange experiences with colleagues from around the world. The Vet Lounge will also be used for professional talks targeted at veterinarians and at high professionals.
“We find it inspiring that Boehringer Ingelheim, a market leader in veterinary medicine for horses, has chosen to use our event for the benefit of veterinarians around the world,” says Casper Cassøe.
Three warm-up areas
The Boehringer Ingelheim Warm-Up is the largest warm-up area at the World Championship, and it is located just behind the Stutteri Ask Stadium. Here, three warm-up areas will be built, all approx. 25 x 75 meters and one of them will be covered. Adjacent to the warm-up tracks and the Vet Lounge, there will also be an equestrian cafe, where athletes and horse owners can follow the activities in the warm-up area and at the same time get refreshments.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is working on first-in-class innovation for the prediction, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals. For veterinarians, pet owners, farmers, and governments in more than 150 countries, we offer a large and innovative portfolio of products and services to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock. As a global leader in the animal health industry and as part of family owned Boehringer Ingelheim, we take a long-term perspective. The lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. By using the synergies between our Animal Health and Human Pharma businesses and by delivering value through innovation, we enhance the health and well-being of both. For more information visit: https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/animal-health
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