OCALA, Florida – March 2, 2021 – World Equestrian Center – Ocala management has been made aware that a horse in the Ocala area has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). There have been no positive cases at World Equestrian Center – Ocala.
As we continue to closely monitor the situation, the World Equestrian Center management recommends that all exhibitors follow a heightened hygiene protocol adding extra precautions to prevent any issues from arising at the horse show:
- Take temperatures of all horses twice daily and maintain a log.
- Isolate any horse exhibiting symptoms or illness and report any cases to the show veterinarian and horse show management. Horses with symptoms will be moved to an on-site isolation area.
- We recommend no sharing of equipment between horses including feed and water buckets.
- Handlers should wash hands in between handling horses and maintain proper biosecurity protocols in the barn.
- Maintain distancing between horses at the ring and in the barn. No nose-to-nose contact between horses.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala will continue to observe proper biosecurity protocols and disinfect the barns and property on a regular basis. All stalls are fully disinfected weekly as they are turned over between barns.
At this time, World Equestrian Center – Ocala events will continue as scheduled.
If you have questions please contact horse show manager TJ Campbell [email protected], director of operations Vinnie Card [email protected] or on site veterinarian, Dr. Larry Wexler DVM [email protected].