Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s (PBEC) Annex office at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) is open and available to meet all the needs of competing horses throughout the duration of Equestrian Sport Production’s Holiday & Horses CSI4*, which is now underway and runs through Sunday, December 3, in Wellington, FL.
The official show veterinarian for the Holiday & Horses CSI4*, PBEC is based in Wellington, FL, and boasts a state-of-the-art Annex office on-site at PBIEC. PBEC veterinarians will be on-call daily to assist competitors throughout the show.
“Being based in Wellington, FL, Palm Beach Equine Clinic is in a unique position to offer supreme care to some of the world’s top equine athletes,” said PBEC President Scott Swerdlin, who leads a team of more than 40 veterinarians and board-certified specialists. “Our Annex office is just one of the ways that we can make advanced veterinary care convenient to equestrians competing at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and it is an honor for our veterinarians to be able to treat these horses.”
The PBEC annex office will also host two microchipping clinics during the Holiday & Horses CSI4* as a convenience for horse owners who still need to microchip horses to comply with new competition regulations. As of December 1, 2017, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will require horses and ponies to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant chip to earn points in classes that require United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) registration. The microchip verifies a horse’s ID, which allows the horse to compete for points and prize money and to be eligible for certain USEF and USHJA programs and awards.
Upcoming Microchipping Clinics:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
During the microchipping clinics, PBEC veterinarians at the Annex office will scan horses for any chips previously placed. If no chip is found, a sterile procedure will be performed to easily implant one. Official stickers of the microchip number will be provided for your records and convenience for updating any passports or USEF forms. PBEC Veterinarians will also be available to answer questions and assist in properly updating all records for your equine athlete.
If a horse arrives at PBIEC showgrounds with signs of fever or other illness, contact PBEC veterinarians at 561-793-1599. For more information on what PBEC has to offer horses competing at PBIEC, stop by the Annex office located next to the stabling office on the showgrounds.