Defra has confirmed a case of Contagious Equine Metritis in a 5 year old Arabian stallion stabled in Devon.

The affected horse was/is individually stabled, and has access to private fields. It was being routinely tested for CEMO prior to the mating season, and found to be positive. A previous test on 21/01/2010 was negative.

The horse originated from another Member State of the European Union and investigations are ongoing. The horse is under restriction and being treated in line with the HBLB Code of Practice.