Equine Herpes Virus EHV-1 Update

STATEMENT FROM THE VERDERERS OF THE NEW FOREST

 EHV – 1 UPDATE

It is good news that Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre’s veterinary advisers have confirmed it believes the centre is now clear of the EHV-1 outbreak that unfortunately affected a number of horses on their premises.

The equine population in the Forest is now also hopefully safe from this disease, for the time being anyway.

We would, however, like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who exercises their horse or pony on the New Forest that it is very unwise to allow their animals to eat or drink when out on the Forest.  This includes not allowing your animal to drink from any of the troughs.  To do so puts your animal at risk as well as the Forest stock.

Sue Westwood

Clerk to the Verderers

4th February 2020