On Friday, October 26, at the center of the Royal Warmblood Studbook Netherlands (KWPN) in Ermelo, the EHV-1 variant of rhinopneumonia fish was determined by a stallion from the autumn performance test. There was also a stallion with fever and a stallion that showed another form of movement in steps, but these two stallions were tested negative on EHV-1 in a study by Animal Health Service. The three stallions were tested again on November 6 and the results of the EHV-1 test were negative for all 3 stallions. No other stallions with symptoms on EHV-1 have been added.
In consultation with Professor Marianne Sloet, specialist on horse internal diseases at the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht, it was decided to resume the performance test for the stallion present. If the stallions are questioned by the owners now, it is advisable to quarantine these horses for a further 14 days at least. In principle, the other stallions will stay in Ermelo until November 24th and then the four weeks after the last fever fall have gone well.
The KWPN Center – and thus the assessment days and the final presentation – is open again to the owners and stakeholders. They have access to the KWPN office and Willem-Alexanderhal. The stall will remain closed to third parties until the final presentation. All stable workers and riders continue to work according to a strict hygiene protocol until further notice, whereby disinfection mats are used, among other things, and the clothes are changed. Fertilizer removal of KWPN takes place on its own.
For more information, see the KWPN website.
Source: KWPN, 08/11/18
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