On Friday, October 26, at the Royal Warmblood Studbook Netherlands (KWPN) in Ermelo, the EHV-1 variant of rhinopneumonievisus was determined by one of the stallions in the autumn performance test. There was also a stallion with a fever and a stallion who presented another form of step-by-step movement, but these two stallions were tested negatively on EHV-1 in a study by the Animal Health Service. The three stallions were tested again on November 6, and the results of the EHV-1 test were negative for all three stallions. No other stallions with EHV-1 symptoms have been added.
In consultation with Professor Marianne Sloet, a specialist in internal horse sickness at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, it was decided to resume the performance test of the stallions present. If the breeders are now taken by the owners, it is advisable to put these horses in quarantine for at least 14 days. In principle, the other stallions will remain in Ermelo until November 24th, and then 4 weeks after the last fever has gone well.
The KWPN Center – and, together with it, the evaluation days and the final presentation – is once again open to owners and stakeholders. They have access to the KWPN office and the Willem-Alexanderhal booth. Stables remain closed to third parties until the final presentation. All established workers and riders will continue to work according to a strict hygiene protocol until further notice, which will include, inter alia, disinfecting mats, and clothing will change. KWPN manure removal takes place on its own site.
For more information, see the KWPN site.
source: KWPN, 08/11/18
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