Equine Infectious Diseases Expert to Visit Fair Grounds


Dr. Nathan Slovis, an expert in equine infectious diseases and biosecurity, will visit Fair Grounds Tuesday to offer his expertise on the continuing EHV-1 outbreak on the track's backstretch, it was announced Monday.

Slovis is the Director of the McGee Medicine Department and a partner at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington. He implemented the current Infectious Disease and Equine Emergency Response Programs at Hagyard.

“We appreciate Dr. Slovis spending the day with us to share his considerable knowledge regarding the EHV-1 outbreak,” said Jason Boulet, Fair Grounds Senior Director of Racing. “His suggestions and assistance will help us continue to take proactive steps to manage this difficult situation.”


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