Parx makes plans to implement safeguards against equine herpesvirus

If possible, isolate your returning horse(s) for two weeks or at least prevent nose-to-nose contact with your other horses. Sixty-five ship-in (day race) horses that were possibly exposed to an EHV-1 positive horse in the receiving barn and placed in isolation at undisclosed locations will follow the same procedures before release. Feel free to email or call (301.854.5037) me with any questions or concerns. Trailers and vans are used to haul different horses, often on the same day. For more news and information, follow @AQHA Racing on Twitter, “like” Q-Racing on Facebook, and visit www.aqharacing.com. Before returning home from an event clean up your equipment (boots, tack, grooming supplies, buckets, etc.) to help reduce the risk of transporting an infectious agent back home. Other trainers in the barn include Marya Montoya and Eli Betancourt.

After the results come back, any sick horses will be moved to the isolation tent. Before returning home from an event clean up your equipment (boots, tack, grooming supplies, buckets, etc.) to help reduce the risk of transporting an infectious agent back home. “Because of the economic impact on the horsemen and their owners out here, they’re very vigilant about everything,” Addison said. Those horses will race at the Gulfstream Park championship meet that begins Dec. New to the Paulick Report? The AAEP has also assembled useful websites with links to information for?horseowners and for?veterinarians. 22 a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture quarantine was imposed at the boarding stable.


The other premises located in Miami-Dade County had one clinical horse and 30 total horses at the facility. Not only are the assistant starters at the gate and the horse identifier wearing disposable gloves, but the gate crew is also disinfecting the starting gate after each race, as well as after morning training. Do you have to worry about where you put your manure pile, or where fluids such as urine from the infected horse are draining? The equine herpes virus, which cannot be spread to humans, spreads as easily as the common cold – transmitted by touch or by sharing feed, brushes or bits. For a short time it can even live on clothing, tack, water tanks and feeders, which is why disinfecting those things can help prevent it from spreading. The test results must identify each horse by name and tattoo and be noted on the health certificate or attached to the health certificate. The most common way for EHV-1 to spread is by direct horse-to-horse contact.

It can also cause extreme lameness and lack of coordination. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted. As always, horse owners and veterinarians are advised to contact the state of destination to double-check import requirements before shipping horses. For more information see Herpesvirus: One Horse Dead, Several Delaware Stables Quarantined. Caretakers can spread the virus to horses if their hands, clothing, shoes or vehicles are contaminated. Strict sanitary and biosecurity standards are then enforced. A quarantine order at the track was lifted in January following negative test results from horses that were diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus in November.

Both Empire and Eldorado had practices scheduled today. They were sampled for EHV-1 and specimens were forwarded to University of California, Davis (UCD). EHV outbreaks and quarantines seem to be much more commonly reported over the past couple of years. “Because the virus was found in just one horse in one barn, right now there is no reason to discontinue racing at Ruidoso Downs,” said Shaun Hubbard, general manager. The horse has been treated at Oregon State’s Large Animal Hospital. The quarantine area covered Avenue 50 to Madison Street and Avenue 52 to Monroe Street in Indio. 3 when two horses showed signs of neurological complications and tested positive for the virus, Kent Fowler, the animal health branch chief for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has said, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Barn 21, which houses about 20 Klesaris runners and horses from four other trainers, has been placed under quarantine and none of the horses may train. 31. A track official told the Associated Press one horse was euthanized the week of Jan. If these stalls are fully occupied by EHV-1 suspect or positive animals stalls 1-4 should be used. Email ETOBICOKE, Ontario – All horses from Barn 1 were back training with the general population over the weekend and are eligible to return to the races after registering second negative tests for the equine herpesvirus. The remaining quarantines in Cache County , Utah,  have been lifted since equine herpes virus was discovered there in late February, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Monday. Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced a quarantine of an equine barn in Tionesta, Forest County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) on Wednesday, May 13.