Quarantines At Thoroughbred Center, Belmont Park Lifted

The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian released the following update regarding EHV-1 quarantine at the Thoroughbred Center late Thursday:

Results of testing on samples collected from horses in Barn 30 at The Thoroughbred Center 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 far greater than 14 days since any horse in the barn had opportunity of exposure to a EHV clinical case.  Meeting the criteria described above has qualified the group to be released from the quarantine and other restrictions imposed by the KY Department of Agriculture.

The horses previously testing positive that haven’t yet been resolved,  continue to be housed separate and apart from the general population while we continue our assessments and testing to resolve those horses individually before allowing their return and reintroduction to the general population.

NYRA provided the following update on the EHM quarantine at Barn 10 on the Belmont Park backstretch on Friday afternoon:

Officials at the New York Racing Association, the New York State Veterinarian, and the New York State Gaming Commission have removed the quarantine on Barn 10 at Belmont Park, effective immediately, following the conclusion of the 21-day quarantine period.

Overseen by Dr. Anthony Verderosa, Director of NYRA’s Veterinary Department, and in consultation with the State Veterinarian, Dr. David Smith, DVM, the quarantine was put in place following a suspect case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) on Thursday, February 15.

The EHM case was later confirmed through nasal swab, blood testing, and necropsy on a 4-year-old filly who had begun exhibiting neurologic symptoms late that day. The filly, trained by Tom Albertrani, was euthanized Friday, February 16, after her condition continued to deteriorate.

All 20 horses in Barn 10 were monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness throughout the 21-day quarantine. No other horses showed any symptoms of the disease.

Horses stabled in Barn 10 are now able to run in races, as well as train among the general horse population during regular training hours.

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