22 March 2021

A total of 41 horses remain in Valencia, 34 of which are onsite at the venue and seven at a nearby private stable.

The German National Federation advised the FEI of a further three mares that had aborted foals at the same stables where two adult horses and one neonatal foal had already died and five mares had aborted previously.

The FEI received notification from the International Collating Centre (ICC) of a horse that has tested positive to EHV-1 at its home stables in Germany following its return from Valencia.

The FEI was notified that the four horses that were in isolation in Doha (QAT) have returned safely to Europe.

The Spanish and Belgian National Federations notified the FEI that they have cancelled all national events until 12 April 2021.

The FEI IT Department continued unblocking horses in the FEI Database as the necessary biosecurity protocols were fulfilled.

23 March 2021

The FEI Veterinary Committee met to review draft proposals for a safe Return To Play in mainland Europe following the EHV-1 outbreak.

Horses continue to leave the Valencia venue. The Danish horses left on 22 March, and the first of a group of Swedish horses will leave tomorrow. A further group of British horses will leave on 29 March.

24 March 2021

The FEI hosted a two-hour stakeholder consultation session to review comprehensive draft Return To Competition protocols. The measures are aimed at, in the short term, minimising the risks associated with the restart of FEI competitions in mainland Europe on 12 April 2021 and, in the long term, increasing biosecurity knowledge, skills and awareness among all FEI stakeholders in order to prevent a recurrence of the devastating the EHV-1 outbreak. See Updates for full details.

Plans for the departure of the last horses from Valencia continued. Four horses are still in the Valencia veterinary clinic, but all are expected to be cleared fit to leave this week. Paperwork for these horses is being processed.

A total of 171 horses remain onsite in Vejer de la Frontera completing their 21-day isolation period.

Additional biosecurity guidelines now available in a new section on the EHV-1 hub, including best practice for setting up isolation units, monitoring and managing horses in isolation and correct cleaning and disinfection measures.