Wednesday, March 17, 2021

17 Sport Horses Now Dead in Spanish Herpes Crisis - Full Article

Further casualties include 5 aborted foals; hundreds more horses blocked from competing as a third Spanish venue is linked with cases.

By: Pippa Cuckson | March 17, 2021

Seventeen horses are now confirmed dead in relation to the outbreak of the aggressive neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at jumping tours in Spain.

The latest deaths include a newborn foal in Germany at stables where two horses recently returned from Spain have also died and where five mares have aborted foals. In Belgium, two more jumping horses have died.

Cases associated with a third Spanish tour have led to the FEI blocking 856 more horses from competing. This is the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour (MET) in Oliva, just a few miles from Valencia where the outbreak was first reported...

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