The CEO of the Horse Hospital in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Al-Ahmari, revealed that the horse hospital has appointed 16 veterinarians to serve the horses participating in the fourth edition of the Saudi World Cup, which will be held on the grounds of King Abdulaziz Square in Janadriyah.
Al-Ahmari said in exclusive statements to Al-Arabiya.net on the sidelines of the activities of the Second Saudi Forum for Equine Medicine and Surgery 2023, which comes as part of the activities of the Saudi Cup 2023: After examining the horses participating in the Saudi Cup races, 7 horses were excluded, which are “Hatem”, “British delegations”, “Nabil Al-Khalidiya”, “Iqtran”, “Diyah”, “Skasi Thinking”, and “Tool Order”, due to health conditions, and two other horses from international horses are currently being examined, and the final decision has not yet been made.
Al-Ahmari stated that the hospital team includes 3 Saudi doctors, and 5 doctors holding the American and European boards, in addition to a team of assistants, explaining that the team managed more than 9885 cases of horses in the past three years of the hospital’s life, and performed more than 1085 surgeries during the same period. .
He continued: “The hospital team has recently published 3 scientific research papers in international scientific journals in the field of equine medicine, and has also implemented specialized training programs for students of King Faisal University and Qassim University, in which 35 trainees participated, including 3 from the Gulf countries, and one trainee from Britain, indicating The training programs aim to qualify the largest possible number of Saudi veterinarians specialized in this growing field.
He added, “The hospital completed an excellence program last year, aimed at the Saudization of jobs, as 4 doctors participated in it, 3 of whom were employed in the hospital,” pointing out that the hospital obtained accreditation from the American College of Sports Medicine and Equine Rehabilitation in the resident doctor’s training program, as happened Accredited in the Equine Surgery Residency Program by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.