Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

Updated: Horse Being Tested For EHV at AGDF

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UPDATE: ESP Management announced that the test on this horse was negative for equine herpesvirus. “Horse A” no longer has a fever and remains in isolation on the Equestrian Village show grounds. Horse A’s barnmate, “Horse B,” never had a fever or other symptoms and is competing as scheduled at AGDF.

Equestrian Sport Productions management announced on March 18 that a horse at Adequan Global Dressage Festival presented with a fever on March 17. In an abundance of caution, the horse was tested for equine herpesvirus using a PCR test by an independent veterinarian. The test results should be in on March 19 and will be released as soon as possible.

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“Horse A” with the fever was removed from FEI stabling and isolated on the Equestrian Village showgrounds. “Horse B,” a barnmate of Horse A, was relocated and isolated separately on Equestrian Village showgrounds as well. Horse B does not currently have a fever and is not showing any other symptoms.

Horse A was not outside of Wellington, Florida, nor has it been in contact with horses outside of Wellington.

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