Barn 14 at the Fair Grounds has been placed under quarantine by the State of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture after a horse residing in the barn tested positive for a strain of Equine Herpes Virus known as EHV-1. The infected horse, an unraced 2-year-old filly trained by Alice Cohn, was euthanized Monday.
Horses currently stabled in Barn 14 will not be permitted to leave the property until the quarantine has been lifted and will only be permitted to train during a specific period after regular training hours. All residents of Barn 14 will continue to be monitored and is none show signs of or test positive for the virus, the quarantine will be lifted at the end of the standard 14-day period.
The quarantine will not affect horses shipping in for races as long as they have the proper vaccination documents.