EHV-1 positives

Kentucky Provides Updates on EHV, Movement Protocols From Gulfstream Park

Ten days after Gulfstream Park identified a horse who was displaying signs of EHV, Kentucky's Department of the State Veterinarian issued new guidelines on protocols for horses moving from Florida to Kentucky Current guidelines require that all horses entering a Kentucky racetrack or sanctioned training facility meet the additional requirements of having a 72-hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and also meet the state's EHV-1 vaccination requirement of having been vaccinated a minimum of 14 days and no more than 120 days prior to entering the stable area. The 14-day...

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Blea on Del Mar's Churchill Shippers, Wakanaka Scratched from Matriarch

In the midst of the Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak at Churchill Downs, Del Mar had accepted three shippers from the Louisville track Tuesday, Nov. 29, the same day a horse at Churchill first showed symptoms of the contagious disease. One of the horses, Bill Mott's MGSW Wakanaka (Ire) (Power {GB}), had a suspicious test and will not be permitted to start in Sunday's GI Matriarch S. She was 5-1 on the morning line. Dr. Jeff Blea, the equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), released the following...

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Six Horses at Churchill Test Positive for EHV-1

Five additional horses stabled at Churchill Downs have tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) after an initial case Tuesday of a horse showing symptoms consistent with the contagious disease. Churchill immediately quarantined the barn of the horse in question and 13 exposed horses also stabled in the barn were tested, with their confirmed positives returned Thursday morning. The initial horse, reportedly trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr., has also tested positive and is being treated at a Lexington-area clinic. Several tracks across the country have banned shippers from Churchill and the...

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Fonner Barn Quarantined Following EHV-1 Positives

Barn R on the backstretch at Nebraska's Fonner Park has been placed under a 21-day quarantine after a pair of horses tested postive for equine herpes virus (EHV-1). Both horses were subsequently euthanized. On Wednesday, Mar. 9, a horse residing in Barn R had a high temperature and was displaying mobility issues. A first round of testing at NVLS in Ames, Iowa, returned results that were inconclusive, requiring an additional sample to be drawn. A second horse began displaying similar symptoms the same day. On the evening of Mar. 11,...

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