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  • Centenary Equine Watch all five days of the 2014 American Gold Cup coverage at @oldsalemfarmny on @USEFNetwork Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/23/2014 9:22:07 AM
  • Centenary Equine Watch all five days of the 2014 American Gold Cup coverage at @oldsalemfarmny on @USEFNetwork Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/23/2014 9:22:07 AM
  • USEF Network We're dancing into Devon one week from today. 2014 #DressageatDevon coverage begins September 26th: http://t.co/3yYRs5GHF0 9/19/2014 12:26:58 PM
  • USEF Network We're dancing into Devon one week from today. 2014 #DressageatDevon coverage begins September 26th: http://t.co/3yYRs5GHF0 9/19/2014 12:26:58 PM
  • USEF Network Juvina carried hometown girl Georgina Bloomberg to a win in NYC's Central Park last night http://t.co/5soVSifYNm http://t.co/lGrJhOmckd 9/19/2014 9:55:23 AM
  • USEF Network Juvina carried hometown girl Georgina Bloomberg to a win in NYC's Central Park last night http://t.co/5soVSifYNm http://t.co/lGrJhOmckd 9/19/2014 9:55:23 AM
  • USEF Network The @NCEA_Equestrian season gets started today! @SEC_Sean can help you follow the SEC Eq teams : http://t.co/wI5OG0IGJz 9/19/2014 9:33:16 AM
  • USEF Network The @NCEA_Equestrian season gets started today! @SEC_Sean can help you follow the SEC Eq teams : http://t.co/wI5OG0IGJz 9/19/2014 9:33:16 AM
  • USEF Network @CentenaryEquine Not that we know of, but the Grand Prix will be live on @NBCSN tonight. 9/18/2014 9:32:20 AM
  • USEF Network @CentenaryEquine Not that we know of, but the Grand Prix will be live on @NBCSN tonight. 9/18/2014 9:32:20 AM

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Diagnosis of EHV-1 in Florida

RELEASE: February 28, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY - The Florida Department of Agriculture has confirmed the positive diagnosis of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1) in horses in Florida. Six of the confirmed cases are linked to the HITS competition in Ocala. An additional horse in the Wellington area (with no identified direct or indirect connection to the Ocala show grounds) has been tested and found to be EHV-1 positive.

The Florida Department of Agriculture has posted a detailed report regarding this situation and is updating the report regularly. These updates include links to additional resources and are available at: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/newsroom/press/2013/02272013_2.html. Please check this source regularly for the most current and reliable information regarding the status of the disease.

The equestrian community is being advised of the importance of horsemen implementing good biosecurity protocols that should be routine when attending competitions or visiting other venues where horses of different origin and disease status are congregating. If planning to travel to such venues, make certain you contact the venue prior to travel to understand what biosecurity measures have been imposed. Additionally, it is advised that you consult with your veterinarian in evaluating your horse's current vaccination and immunity status and to review or develop an individual biosecurity plan. The California Department of Food & Agriculture has published a bio-security tool kit at this link: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_biosecurity.html. Dr. Stephen Schumacher, Chief Administrator for the USEF Drugs & Medication Program describes this as a "good comprehensive resource compiled from a number of sources."

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