The second International Veterinary Endurance Conference (IVEC) will take place this Sunday, September 9, just before the endurance race of the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA. Around 100 veterinarians and other endurance professionals will get together for a full day of presentations. Topics include myopathies, pre-purchase exams, assessing conditioning, and statistically based race strategies. The program will end with a round table on the difference between traditional and modern endurance.
IVEC is organized before every biannual world championship, providing the international endurance community with the latest research in the sport. Speakers from all FEI groups are represented in the program.
Organizer and initiator of IVEC Monica Mira said, "I am very excited about our the second IVEC conference this Sunday. We have registrations from people from all over the world, of course from the US and Europe, but also from China, Costa Rica, Uruguay and South Africa to name just a few. An incredible number of sponsors are supporting us, including Merck, Haras Albar and Ameira Endurance. Our program for Sunday really is world class with top scientists from the endurance veterinary world. One of the speakers this year will be Stephanie Valberg from the USA, the most renowned veterinarian in the field of muscle pathology."
The conference will be live streamed, and it will be possible to access the video coverage and presentations via the IVEC website after the conference. Anyone interested in this should "like" the IVEC Facebook page to be informed when the information is available to download.
The first IVEC took place in Samorin (Slovakia) in 2016, and feedback from many of the nearly 100 attendees, including veterinarians, scientists, trainers, riders, breeders, was overwhelmingly positive "A unique opportunity to learn and share highest level knowledge and latest research," said one attendee.