UPDATE WEDNESDAY EVENING: Great news!? The Show reports that the horse tested negative for EHV so the sale and show will resume action! That’s the kind of news we like to report!
The following statement has been posted on the Appaloosa Horse Club web site; the Club’s World Show is currently underway in Fort Worth, Texas:
“The Appaloosa Horse Club has taken the precaution of temporarily suspending competition scheduled for Wednesday October 26th at the World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth pending official test results for a horse exhibiting neurological symptoms. With the advice of on-site veterinarians, the Will Rogers Equestrian Center has implemented a voluntary quarantine for animals.
“Additional biosecurity measures have been implemented and exhibitors are cooperating in an effort to mitigate any potential risks of infection. Laboratory results are expected by later in the day on Wednesday.
“ApHC and the Will Rogers staff are in communication with and following all recommendations the Texas Animal Health Commission. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”