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March 2, 2013

EHV-1 Case In Wellington Area Develops Neurological Symptoms

The Florida Department of Agriculture reported on March 1 that one of the four horses located at Miles Away farm in Loxahatchee, Fla., that tested positive for EHV-1 has developed neurological symptoms. Other than the index horse from the HITS Ocala showgrounds on Feb.

March 1, 2013

EHV-1 Confirmed In Canada, New Jersey and Utah

The neurological form of EHV-1 has been confirmed in six horses in Quebec, Canada, New Jersey and Utah.

On Feb. 20, the Bédard Quarter Horse riding stable in Chicoutini, Quebec noticed a 12-year-old mare was exhibiting neurological signs. She was referred to the large animal clinic at the University of Montreal Veterinary Hospital in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec on Feb 23, where she was immediately isolated.

Within a few hours, her health deteriorated and she was humanely euthanized.

February 28, 2013

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted At FEI Stabling At FTI WEF

Equestrian Sport Productions announces that the two horses tested for EHV-1 that were in FEI stabling at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were found negative. The quarantine on FEI stabling, which was set by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Equestrian Sport Productions, has been lifted. Competition will continue as scheduled for the CSIO classes.

February 27, 2013

Another EHV-1 Positive Test In Ocala

On the evening of Feb. 26, a horse who had shown on the HITS Post Time Farm showgrounds in Ocala, Fla., tested positive for EHV-1. This is the second horse connected with the HITS Ocala grounds to test positive. The entire HITS Ocala showgrounds are under quarantine as of the afternoon of Feb. 27, but the horse show continues to run as usual.

February 27, 2013

FTI WEF Disrupted By EHV-1 Scare

A week of intense international competition at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., has been threatened by a positive EHV-1 test on a horse in the area. Currently, the Federation Equestre Internationale stabling at WEF is closed, and some classes are canceled. This CSIO week plays host to the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup on March 1 and a $150,000 Grand Prix on March 3, both of which are currently still planned to go forward.

February 25, 2013

HITS Ocala Tent Still Quarantined, No New EHV-1 Cases

HITS Inc. reported today, Feb. 25, that no new cases of EHV-1 have been detected at HITS Ocala. The infected horse that was competing at the show last week continues to do very well at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. The horse was diagnosed with the wild-type strain of the EHV-1 virus.

February 25, 2013

EHV-1 Meeting Announcement: UF Veterinary Hospitals & Florida Division of Animal Industry

Last week, a horse from the HITS Ocala show grounds was confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1 neurologic disease). As of today, there have been no new cases of the virus presented, but information is available to horse owners about this virus.  

Please join UF Large Animal Medicine Veterinarians, Dr. Amanda House, Dr. Robert MacKay & Dr. Martha Mallicote, and Dr. E.H. Doten from the Florida Division of Animal Industry for a free evening seminar for information that horse owners should know about EHV.

February 23, 2013

Horse In Wellington Tests Negative For EHV-1

A horse at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center has been tested and received a negative result for EHV-1. The horse was previously stabled in Barn 7 at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla., and due to that circumstance and an initial symptom of fever, the horse was proactively put into isolation by Equestrian Sport Productions, management company of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, where the horse is competing.

February 23, 2013

Gulf Coast Circuit Announces Bio Security Measures In Response To EHV-1 Outbreak In Ocala

Classic Company President Bob Bell has announced today, Feb. 23, that in response to the EHV1 outbreak in Ocala, Classic Company will be implementing additional biosecurity measures at the Gulf Coast Circuit in Gulfport, Miss., effective immediately.

There will be a security guard at the front gate 24 hours a day, every day, checking all horses arriving onto the Harrison County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Center property.

February 23, 2013

Progressive Show Jumping & Highfields Event Center Update Regarding Positive Case Of EHV-1

Progressive Show Jumping (PSJ) is implementing protocol regarding entering Highfields Event Center due to a positive case of EHV-1 in Ocala, Florida. PSJ is taking precautionary steps for the safety of the horses at Highfields Event Center.

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