Colorado Horse Park Responds to EHV-1 Outbreak

May 18, 2011 -- The Colorado Horse Park has enacted precautions to protect horses from the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1.

May 18, 2011 — The Colorado Horse Park is keeping in close contact with the Colorado State Veterinarian regarding the EHV-1 outbreak in the Western United States. We are also working closely with our official veterinarian Littleton Equine Medical Center to ensure the health and safety of all horses that reside at CHP and that compete at our facility.

We will be following all recommendations from both the Colorado State Veterinarian and LEMC, and are currently developing an increased health and safety protocol for horses entering our facility.

This weekend’s horse show will continue as scheduled. Veterinarians are monitoring all horses entering the property.

The Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association show scheduled for May 27-29, 2011 at The Colorado Horse Park has been canceled. No horses in the area have displayed signs of EHV-1, but the decision was made to cancel the show until the extent of the outbreak has been determined.

At this time, the Colorado Horse Park Three Day Event, the June High Prairie Dressage and the CHJA Jump into June shows that are scheduled for June 2-5, 2011 will run as planned, as will the Brian Sabo clinics on May 23-27.

This is not the first time that CHP has developed meticulous protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of horses on the property. The facility worked closely with the Colorado State Veterinarian and LEMC to develop protocols to protect horses from a western states Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak during a time when horses were coming from around the country to compete at the North American Young Riders Championships.

CHP will keep all boarders and competitors informed of updates regarding the situation.

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