On Friday, October 26, at the Royal Warmblood Studbook Netherlands (KWPN) in Ermel, the EHV-1 rhinopneumonievisus was determined by one of the stallions from the autumn test. There was also a stallion with a fever and a stallion that showed another form of step movement, but these two stallions were tested negatively on EHV-1 in the Animal Health Service study. Three stallions were retested on November 6 and the EHV-1 test results were negative for all 3 stallions. No more stallions with EHV-1 symptoms were added.
After consultation with prof. Marianne Sloet, a specialist in internal diseases of the horse at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, decided to restore the performance test of the stallions present. If the jelly is now picked up by the owner, it is advisable that these horses are quarantined for at least another 14 days. In principle, the other stallions will stay in Ermel until November 24, and then 4 weeks after the last fever case have gone through well.
KWPN – and with it days of evaluation and final presentation – is again open to owners and stakeholders. They have access to the KWPN office and the Willem-Alexanderhalla booth. Stables remain closed for third parties until final presentation. All permanent workers and riders will continue to work according to a strict hygiene protocol until further notice, including disinfecting mats, and clothing will change. Removal of the KWPN fertilizer takes place in its own place.
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source: KWPN, 08.11.18
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