Horse show organizers proceed with schedule

DEL MAR — Blenheim EquiSports Show Management announced that the Showpark June Jamboree and Blenheim June Series will proceed as scheduled, with measures in place to address the current concerns about horses infected with EHV-1.
Blenheim’s update about EHV-1 stated:
— All cases competed in Ogden, Utah or Bakersfield, Cal. at NCHA Cutting events.
CDFA is advising and focusing on horses returning from those NCHA events.
All 18 cases are in state quarantine.
— Only 2 cases were discovered in Southern California – one in Ventura County, one in Los Angeles County.
— No new confirmed cases.
“As the dates for our June Jamboree and summer shows approach, we will continue to closely monitor the situation, “ a release from Blenheim said. “Due to its research and outreach to veterinarians, we do not believe horses are at risk at either the Del Mar Horse Park or Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park show facilities.”
Blenheim EquiSports Show Management will incorporate the following temporary measures by recommendation of the California Department of Food & Agriculture:
— Upon arrival to the show grounds, participants will have to sign a form confirming that their horses have had no contact with the horses from the NCHA Championships in Ogden, Utah or the Kern County Cutting Event in Bakersfield, Cal., or have not been on the same premises with horses returning from these events.
— All horses must have their temperature taken twice daily and results must be posted on the front of the stall. Any horse with a temperature above 102 F will be removed from the premises immediately.
— All horses will be subject to random temperature check by the show veterinarian.
Resources on EHV-1 and EHM:
For additional information visit cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html or
cvma.net/.

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