Top-class care: who looked after our horses in Rio?

  • As this summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro come to a close, we go behind the scenes at the 1,000 sq metre horse clinic located at the Deodoro stables, to take a look at the world-class veterinary and farriery care that was on tap for our equine athletes. The clinic included the latest pathology, endoscopy, radiography and ultrasonography technology, as well as a dispensary, emergency surgery facility with padded recovery boxes, and specialist treatment stables. The facility was manned by a 130-strong team of veterinary surgeons, anaesthetists, imaging specialists and medical professionals from Brazil and around the world