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Oaklawn Updates EHV-1 Policy


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Oaklawn Park has updated its policy on horses shipping in from areas where there have been incidenes of EHV-1. Effective Tuesday, Oaklawn will allow horses from Turfway Park to ship into the Arkansas track if they have a health certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian that includes the following statement: “I have examined all the animals identified on this certificate within 72 hours of shipment date and found them to be free from signs of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). During the last 28 days, these animals have not been exposed to EHM or located on an EHM confirmed or an EHM suspected premises.” Turfway shippers should also have a valid rectal temperature at time of inspection and evidence of vaccination with a USDA approved modified live or killed virus vaccine for EHV-1 and Equine Influenza, administered not less than 14 days and not more than 90 days prior to the date of entry.

Beginning Mar. 15, horses from Turf Paradise will be allowed in the Oaklawn barn area under those same conditions. However, until further notice, any horse that has been at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington or at Belmont Park for the past 28 days will not be allowed on the grounds at Oaklawn.


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