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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Outbreak of equine herpes confirmed at Cagnes-sur-Mer

Cagnes-sur-Mer: centre of outbreak
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France Galop has confirmed one horse at Cagnes-sur-Mer is being treated for the potentially deadly neurological variant of equine herpes virus.

A further three horses from the same stable have been isolated after spiking a fever, although none has shown any further symptoms associated with EHV-1.

Cagnes is coming towards the end of its traditional winter jumps meeting, with the Flat meeting – popular with many foreign-based trainers – due to start on January 13.

Extra bio-security measures have been introduced by authorities, primarily designed to minimise the amount of contact between horses from different strings.

France Galop has also made available quarantine boxes at Maisons-Laffitte for those trainers wishing to monitor horses that have been in Cagnes ahead of their return home.

EHV-1 struck one barn at Jean-Claude Rouget's yard in Pau back in April, claiming the lives of two horses. Yorkshire-based trainer Kevin Ryan was also forced to shut his yard down temporarily in June after an isolated case of the virus was discovered.


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Extra bio-security measures have been introduced by authorities to minimise the amount of contact between horses from different strings
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