Jennifer Feiner, VMD, will be the veterinarian in charge of quarantine at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, according to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, which made the announcement today.
The games are set to take place Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
Dr. Feiner, who works with high-performance sport horses at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, was a quarantine veterinarian during the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong.
For the upcoming games, Feiner will oversee a team responsible for monitoring about 600 horses. They will follow protocols provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Responsibilities will include monitoring the unloading of horses from airplanes, monitoring horses in quarantine and checking their disease status.
“I look forward to the World Equestrian Games and I am confident that I and the team will be prepared for this event,” Feiner said. “We are comfortable with the entire process and the long flights because of our clinical experience flying clients' horses back and forth to Europe, South America and Australasia.”