A confirmed case of neurological EHV-1 in Opplabbeek, Belgium, has been reported by the FEI.
Twelve British horses attended the competition in Opplabbeek but these were all housed in separate stabling with no direct contact with the affected horse. As of 1 April 2023, BEF EIDAG has advised British Show-jumping that it is not currently necessary to impose any restrictions on these British horses. Their riders have been alerted to the situation and advised to monitor their horses very carefully, with twice daily temperature diaries, and to seek veterinary advice immediately if they have cause for concern about their horses’ health. BEF EIDAG is monitoring the situation closely, with the support of the Equine Infectious Disease Service based at the University of Cambridge, and will re-assess this decision if the situation changes.