Appaloosa World Show: EHV-1 Test Negative

Samples taken from a horse exhibiting neurologic signs in the stabling area at the Appaloosa Horse Club World Championship Horse Show have tested negative for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a release from the Appaloosa Horse Club.

"We received word from the diagnostic lab at the University of California, Davis, that the 'suspect' horse at the World Show in Fort Worth, Texas, is not infected with EHV-1," a statement from the organization read. "The negative test result means that the World Sale goes tonight at 9:00 and a consolidated class schedule will start tomorrow (Thursday) morning."

Earlier today (Oct. 26) the World Show was postponed when a horse residing on the competition grounds began displaying neurologic clinical signs.

About the Author

Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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