25 March 2021

There are currently no new reported outbreaks of EHV-1 linked to Spain. The figures remain static at 31 outbreaks in a total of 10 countries.

The FEI Veterinary Epidemiology Working Group held the second of its weekly meetings. The Group reviewed the draft Return To Competition protocols, updated after feedback from the stakeholder consultation session and discussions with the Veterinary Committee. A report from the Working Group’s meeting will be published in the next 24 hours.

The FEI has been informed that both Germany and Switzerland will lift the EHV-1 restrictions to allow national competitions to restart as of 29 March.

26 March 2021

Publication of the report from the second weekly meeting of the FEI Veterinary Epidemiology Working Group, which was held online on 25 March. The Group’s next meeting is scheduled for 30 March 2021.

27 March 2021

A group of 10 horses from Sweden and seven British horses left Valencia. Three more are due to leave tomorrow (28 March) and a further 12 on Monday 29 March. Subject to negative PRC results, the final four British horses are due to leave on Wednesday 31 March.

28 March 2021

The FEI was notified that a horse, which had been recovering in Valencia, had been euthanised at a clinic in Barcelona. This brought the total number of related deaths in this outbreak to 18.

Unblocking of horses by the FEI continued, following confirmation that the required isolation period had been completed and receipt of a confirmed negative PCR test.

The FEI has drafted in additional external veterinary support to process the PCR test results received for blocked horses.