EHV-1 Report Update at Winter Equestrian Festival

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) has reported that a horse in Tent #17 presented with a fever in the late morning of Thursday, April 1st. The horse – Horse A – was isolated to the quarantine stalls immediately on Thursday for Equine herpesvirus testing and treatment. Nasal and blood tests were pulled and sent out for rapid testing. Friday night at 7 pm the results came back from the lab that the nasal test was positive for EHV-1 and the blood was negative.At 7:30 pm a teleconference was held with Palm Beach Equine Clinic Veterinarians and the State Vet. The decision to place the single barn aisle where the horse was stabled in quarantine was made. Management met with the barn owner Friday night and established a barrier at the end of their aisle and went over biosecurity protocols.The State Vet met with ESP management and the Horse A barn owner Saturday morning. At this point, two aisles in Tent 17 are under mandatory quarantine, and a third aisle is voluntarily quarantining. The rest of Tent 17 is considered not to be at risk.Horse (A) remains isolated and is currently bright and not showing any neurologic signs. The owner made the decision on April 3rd to have the horse transported to the University of Florida for treatment.ESP has been working closely and in direct communication with Palm Beach Equine Clinic and the State Vet to ensure they are receiving the most accurate information as quickly as possible since the fever was first noted in Horse A.ESP’s long-standing strict protocols regarding rapid isolation and testing of febrile horses leads them to be confident these protocols will limit transmission and enable the shows to continue safely. The 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival concludes on Sunday, April 4th, and is immediately followed by the ESP Spring Series which commences on April 7th.There have been 9 other new cases of EHV – Neurologic reported in the US since April 1st in Kentucky, California, Utah and Texas.~ with files from ESP Management Tags: EHV-1, Winter Equestrian Festival, Quarantine, Email*last_img

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