Kentucky EHV Update: Barn 3 At Thoroughbred Center Released From Quarantine

E.S. “Rusty” Ford, equine operations consultant for the Office of the State Veterinarian in Kentucky, issued the following update on equine herpesvirus:

Results of testing on the samples collected from each of the horses in Barn 3 at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky., have been reported negative.  In addition to the testing that has been completed, the horses have been monitored daily and our findings support that it has been greater than 14 days since any horse in the barn was last exposed to a clinical case.  Meeting the criteria above has qualified the group and the horses in Barn 3 to be released from quarantine and restrictions imposed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Barn 30 at TTC: We are continuing daily monitoring of the horses stabled in Barn 30.  There have been no fevers or other symptoms in the group, and we have scheduled the horses in Barn 30 to be sampled (swabs and whole blood) and tested by PCR later this week.

Racing at Turfway Park continues uninterrupted.

Regarding horses shipping onto the Turfway backside: Our protocol regarding stabling of horses shipping in to race remains unchanged. Trainers shipping in to race or train will continue to be assigned stabling in the receiving barns unless the individual trainer has stalls permanently assigned on the backside. Trainers electing to stable in their assigned stalls do understand and agree to comply with our directive that the horses stabled with the general population are required to remain on the grounds for the defined period of time (currently 7 days).

All horses entering the stabling area are required to present valid certificates (EIA and Health Certificate) qualifying the horse’s entry onto the backside. The Health Certificate must include statements that demonstrate a valid EHV1 vaccination history.

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