For The Good of the Horse: Dubai Symposium 1996

As important as the formal lectures, however, was the opportunity for veterinarians from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas about how to best care for the horse. As the week unfolded, it became apparent that Sheikh Mohammed had
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His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his opening remarks at the Dubai International Equine Symposium summed up the purpose of the meeting in six words: For the good of the horse. He arranged for an unprecedented gathering of the world’s experts to discuss the health and problems associated with soft tissues. As important as the formal lectures, however, was the opportunity for veterinarians from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas about how to best care for the horse. As the week unfolded, it became apparent that Sheikh Mohammed had just that in mind.

"Tendons and ligaments are very important, and we’re very happy to see the world’s experts gathered here in Dubai and sharing their knowledge about this mysterious problem," said Sheikh Mohammed. "It is important to have a meeting like this to focus on soft tissues.

"With the new technologies and surgeries, you will have more understanding and ideas for the future. I’m very happy also for all of you here because when you go home, you will have a little more knowledge of the care of the horse

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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