Eagle County Fairgrounds closed to horses due to equine virus

By Real Vail
May 19, 2011
The Eagle County Fairgrounds are closed to all equine activities effectively immediately due to confirmed cases of the EHV-1 virus in horses in Colorado. While there is no estimated date of reopening to horses, other activities at the fairgrounds are continuing as scheduled.

So far, horses which may have been exposed to EVH-1 have been quarantined in Boulder, Larimer, Mesa and Weld counties and facilities across the state are restricting equine events. All equine users with reservations at the Eagle County Fairgrounds have been contacted.

The virus affects the neurological systems of horses. Symptoms and additional information can be found at the USDA's website (pdf).

For more information on the county's restriction, contact Eagle County Public Works Director Tom Johnson at 970-328-8882.

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