Preparing for Tokyo Olympics

Preparing for Tokyo Olympics

The COVID-19-delayed Tokyo Olympics will take place in the heat and humidity of the Japanese Summer this year, in temperatures likely to reach more than 41°C (105°F). To help involved veterinarians keep equine athletes safe in such heat, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving free access to a special collection of previously published articles covering the health and welfare of horses competing in hot and humid conditions.

The Special Collection “Preparing for Tokyo Olympics” contains 11 highly relevant papers together with a comprehensive editorial forward from Christopher Elliott.

“This is not the first time that extreme heat and humidity has challenged the viability of Equestrian events at the Olympic Games,” said Christopher Elliott. “It is vital that we learn from the past to ensure the welfare of equine athletes in the future.”

Read the full article published by EquiManagement and access the EVJ collection here.

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