Updated: Tests Show Gulfstream Filly Did Not Die Of EHV-1

Two barns at Gulfstream Park were briefly placed under a precautionary quarantine after an accident on the track’s backstretch this week. The Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday morning that a filly escaped handlers Tuesday morning and ran through the barn area for a period of time, entering a barn that she was not stabled in before being caught. She was later found down in her stall suffering from neurological symptoms Tuesday night and was euthanized.

Because it was initially unclear whether the horse suffered some kind of trauma earlier in the day which led to her incapacitation or if she was suffering neurological disease, state animal health officials suggested implementing a quarantine while awaiting results of the filly’s necropsy. 1/ST Racing chief veterinary officer Dr. Dionne Benson confirmed Wednesday afternoon that test samples from the horse were negative for EHV-1.

Elsewhere in Florida, a large horse show in Ocala is the center of an EHV-1 outbreak with two confirmed cases as of Wednesday. On Tuesday, an EHV-1 case was reported at Laurel Park, resulting in a quarantine of four barns there and a cancellation of the Friday racing card.

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