Anne Couroucé-Malblanc, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECEIM, has been named the veterinary services manager of the Normandy 2014 Organizing Committee, the group tasked with organizing the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. With little more than 500 days to go before the start of the competitions, the horses’ health and welfare remain the organizers’ primary concern.

Couroucé-Malblanc specializes in equine internal medicine, but it was her keen interest in sports medicine that led to her involvement with national and international level sport horses. She holds an extensive knowledge of national and international health authorities and has long been involved in networks and associations such as the Association of French Equine Veterinarians and RESPE (the National Equine Epidemiological Surveillance Network).

"It’s great to be able to participate in this major sporting event for top-level sport horses," Couroucé-Malblanc said. "In 2014, we have the immense honor of organizing this event in Normandy, France, and of showcasing the professionalism and expertise of French equine veterinarians. A major international gathering of this sort demands flawless organization and a close working relationship with the equine sector, veterinarians, health authorities, and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)."

In her role, Couroucé-Malblanc will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and preventing health risks in conjunction with the shipping agent and with national and international authorities;
  • Creating a "veterinary care map,"