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Animal Health
Ensuring equine biosecurity at London 2012
  1. Josh Slater, BVM&S, PhD, DipECEIM, MRCVS
  1. Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA
  1. e-mail: jslater{at}


The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Games were the highest profile event in the 2012 equestrian calendar and were the culmination of four years of detailed and meticulous biosecurity planning to ensure that all horses arrived, competed and returned home safely and in good health. Josh Slater, Anthony Greenleaves and Andy Paterson describe how this was achieved

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