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World Show “situation” report

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 of the Texas Animal Health Commission. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

9 Comments

  1. Jan Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 3:42 am

    Hoping for negative test results and sure feel for all exhibitors for this added stress.
    Good Luck to All.

  2. Sarah C. Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Hoping for the best possible results…

  3. Lantz McLaren Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    Steve,
    I would like to Thank You, the World Show Committee and BOD for making a difficult choice that supports the health and welfare of Appaloosa Horses.
    There will be criticism, lean into it knowing you have taken steps to prevent those who are would be critics from being angry victims of what ever this potential issues is.
    Lantz McLaren

  4. Robin Brewer Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Hope it turns out to nothing. Protect your barn babies!!

  5. Rebecca Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Thank you for being responsible and doing your best to insure everyone’s safety. Well done ApHC!

  6. Emma Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    UGGG had a horse schedualed to compete at noonish today.. nevermind about that .. very frustrating not complaining about measures to keep horses safe and healthy but still not the ideal situation.

  7. PJB Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Can you release the date/time that the horse with symptoms arrived.

  8. Trish Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Good job on keeping things safe! better to keep your horses safer than sorry. Lets pray that it will turn out to be nothing.

  9. Joann Said,

    October 26, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    PRAYING FOR NEG.!!!

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