Las Vegas, NV -
In light of the recently confirmed non-neuropathogenic strain EHV-1 cases in California, which occurred in horses that had attended a Saddlebred show held at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center from October 27 - 29, 2016, the Management, under the guidance of Leslie Schur, DVM and the State of Nevada officials, has ensured that all precautions and disinfecting measures have been taken.
• As suggested and approved by the state veterinarian, a full wash and sanitizing of all the stall areas using Synbiont Agricultural wash took place after all horses left the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center on the morning of October 30th, 2016.
• Since the sanitation took place, no animals have been in the stall or barn areas. The area will remain animal free for 8 days.
• Prior to the start of the Las Vegas National CSI4*-W horse show, Blenheim EquiSports will be doing a full footing replacement, bringing in materials that have not been used during the show in question.
"I have been working closely with the staff of the South Point Equestrian Center and state officials to implement the appropriate biosecurity protocols with the recently confirmed cases of EHV-1. Their entire staff has been vigilant with their primary concern being the safety and well-being of the horses. Based on consultations with industry experts, officials have deemed the facility safe for horses to return," said Leslie Schur, DVM of Desert Pines Equine Center.
With these protocols in place, Show Management is confident that the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center has been fully sanitized and it is safe to proceed as planned with the upcoming Las Vegas National CSI4*-W horse show, November 15-20, 2016.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please call Melissa Brandes at (949) 212-8556. Visit showpark.com
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