STRANGLES UPDATE as of 7/10/24:

  • The additional 19 horses in quarantine, excluding the one horse that had previously tested positive, were tested on Monday 7/8/24 with results coming back negative Tuesday evening – 7/9/24.
  • All horses, have, and continue to be healthy with no clinical signs of sickness.
  • All 20 horses remain in isolated stabling while continuing all biosecurity measures. A second round of tests is scheduled later this week.
With the help and guidance of Dr Stevens and Dr Flynn, we have been able to identify and mitigate the threat to the horses at Lamplight. As previously stated,HITS management and show veterinarian have been in regular contact with Dr. Katie Flynn, USEF’s Equine Health and Biosecurity Veterinarian.

We ask that every barn continue to take the situation seriously and enforce biosecurity measures within their own stable.
 • Take temperatures of all horses twice daily and maintain a log. Temperature logs are available at the horse show office. Horses presenting with a temperature of more than 101.5 degrees F or any signs of respiratory or neurological disease should be reported to the show veterinarian and HITS management immediately.
 • Isolate any horse exhibiting symptoms or illness and report any cases to the show veterinarian and horse show management.  Horses with symptoms will be moved to an on-site isolation area.
 • We recommend no sharing of equipment between horses including tack, accessories, and feed and water buckets.
 • Handlers should wash hands in between handling horses and maintain proper biosecurity protocols in the barn and at the rings.
 • Maintain distancing between horses at the ring and in the barn.  No nose-to-nose contact between horses.
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