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Health area


Horses’ and riders’ health is in the spotlight


Thanks to fun activities in Equita Longines’s Health Area, every day we learn even more about the health of horses and riders.
Riders, owners, grooms, breeders, trainers… or those of you who are curious, come to discover the various workshops run by equine and human health professionals.

Listen to the heart of a pony, discover the behaviour of the foal and his dam or try out the simulator to improve your riding position!

Located in the heart of the exhibition, this welcome and information area has been created on the initiative of Equita, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Equine Centre of the VetAgro Sup Veterinary Campus in Lyon, the Champ du Perier Equine Clinic and Jean Marc Gentil.



Boehringer Ingelheim develops innovative treatments for human and animal health. As a research-driven biopharmaceutical company, we create value through innovation in areas where essential medical needs exist, which have not been met. Boehringer Ingelheim has been a family-owned company since it was founded in 1885, and is built on a long-term vision. Nearly 52,000 employees in more than 130 countries work in three activities: human health, animal health and biopharmaceutical manufacturing for third parties. 

The second biggest company in the world in the animal health sector and the leading one for horse health. 
With 9,700 employees worldwide, including 2,100 in France, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Animal Health Division supplies vaccines and drugs to over 150 markets, to improve animals’ health and well-being.
Boehringer Ingelheim's goal is to promote, prevent and raise awareness of equine health issues among all stakeholders, and it is committed to forging unique links with each player in the equine industry. Boehringer Ingelheim has been a partner of the French Equestrian Federation (FFE) since 2008, and since 2019, it has strengthened its link with this prestigious stakeholder in the equine world and now supports France in all competitions.

Once again this year, Boehringer Ingelheim is actively participating in Equita Lyon’s Health Area, where the 14th Equirencontres will be held on 31 October at 2pm, enabling visitors to discover innovations and expert advice about the well-being and health of horses.

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