FEI Initiating Thermographic Exams to Prevent Show Jumper Abuse Technique

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) recently approved new measures to ensure the legs of high-level jumping horses are not being intentionally sensitized to pain in order to provide a competitive advantage. Beginning in 2008, official veterinarians will be employing heat-sensing equipment and examining legs for evidence of this abuse.

The FEI, which is based in Lausanne,

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