On Friday, October 26, at the center of the Royal Warmblood Studbook Netherlands (KWPN) in Ermelo, the EHV-1 variant of rhinopneumonievisus was determined by one of the autumn performance test stallions. There was also a stallion with fever and a stallion that showed a different movement in the passage, but these two seeds were tested negatively in EHV-1 in a study conducted by the Animal Health Service. The three seeds were tested again on November 6 and the results of the EHV-1 test were negative for the 3 seeds. No other seeds with symptoms of EHV-1 were added.
In consultation with Professor Marianne Sloet, a specialist in internal horse sickness at the Utrecht Veterinary School, it was decided to resume the performance test of the seeds present. If the planters in question are collected by the owners, it is advisable to place these horses in quarantine for at least another 14 days. In principle, the other seeds will remain in Ermelo until November 24 and, then, the 4 weeks after the last case of fever passed well.
The center of KWPN and with it the days of evaluation and the final presentation is open again for the owners and the interested parties. They have access to the KWPN office and the Willem-Alexanderhal stand. Stables remain closed to third parties until the final presentation. All stable workers and pilots will continue to work in accordance with a strict hygiene protocol until prior notice, which is why disinfecting carpets are used, among other things, and clothing is modified. KWPN's manure removal takes place on the site itself.
For more information, check the KWPN site.
source: KWPN, 08/11/18
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