We have some important information to share about horses that attended the Sacramento Memorial Day Classic.
On Tuesday, we reported that one horse tested positive for EHV-4. Today we were informed about three horses. After they left the show, one horse tested positive for EHV-4, one horse tested positive for EHV-1 and EHV-4, and one horse tested negative for both but has an elevated temperature.
We will keep you informed if we receive any additional information. We have consulted with the USEF and the CDFA, and we urge you to remain vigilant and continue following best practices for biosecurity.
Basic biosecurity measures to follow to decrease potential disease spread at equine events include:
- Limit horse-to-horse contact
- Limit horse-to-human-to-horse contact
- Avoid the use of communal water sources
- Avoid sharing of equipment unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses
- Monitor your horse for clinical signs of disease and report any temperature over 102°F to a veterinarian
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns, and in the meantime, please closely follow the recommended protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of communicable diseases.