Following the news regarding an outbreak of cases of EHV-1 at Crofton Manor, the NSEA are keeping abreast of current veterinary advice and following updates with regards to the situation. Venues running NSEA competitions are doing the same.
However, it is imperative that any horses that have been at Crofton Manor within the last couple of weeks must NOT attend NSEA shows until further notice and should seek veterinary advice.
Coombelands on 12th Feb has been cancelled as a precaution and a number of other venues including in Hants, Sussex and Surrey have done the same, until the scale of the problem can be assessed.
Please consult your vet for further advice or check the BEF website, which states ‘EHV-1 is a contagious disease that can be spread through direct and indirect contact, with the virus surviving in the environment for several weeks. Clinical signs include a high temperature, coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy and loss of appetite. Severely affected animals can display neurological symptoms, and pregnant mares can also suddenly and unexpectantly miscarry their unborn foal.’