Lexington, KY – July 26, 2021 – The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows are set to begin July 28, 2021, and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is dedicated to the health, welfare, and safety of all exhibitors both equine and human.
Due to the positive case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) secondary to EHV-1 at the Sonoma Horse Park, horses that attended the horse shows in Sonoma or were in close contact with horses that attended the horse shows in Sonoma between July 19 and 25 will not be permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Complete details of Kentucky Horse Shows Biosecurity Requirements can be found by clicking here.
As a general reminder, nose-to-nose contact between horses should be limited and sharing equipment (tack or feeding) between horses should be avoided unless thoroughly disinfected between uses.
Thank you for your efforts in protecting the health of our equine partners during the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows.
For more information about the Kentucky Horse Shows, please visit www.KentuckyHorseShows.com.
As of 12:00 PM EST on May 20, cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) have been confirmed in eight states and in Canada. Please use the state veterinarian in your state as a resource for information and guidance regarding this disease.
Please see the USDA situation report for updated information: http://image.exct.net/lib/feef1d757d6307/m/1/USDA+EHV-1+Situation+Report.pdf.
Affected States’ State Veterinarian Contact Information:
Phone: (916) 654-1447
Phone: (208) 332-8544
Phone: (503) 986-4680
New Mexico: http://www.nmbvm.org/
Phone: (505) 841-6161
Phone: (801) 538-7162
Phone: (360) 902-1881, (360) 902-1835
Continue reading UPDATED: Information Regarding Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)