Health alarm in equestrian

Javier Asprón

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“We are facing the most serious viral outbreak in Europe in recent decades. There are harrowing images of extremely sick horses in Valencia. Four of them have already died, another 84 show clinical symptoms and another eleven are being treated in other centers. There are cases in France, Belgium and Germany and the strain is especially aggressive. Disregarding the usual aseptic tone of official communications, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), alerted this Monday of the exceptional emergency situation of the Spanish and European equestrian. An outbreak of equine rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1) that became uncontrolled in the Valencia Jumping School Center, in the course of an international show jumping competition, has triggered a health crisis that threatens

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