Kentucky agriculture officials said Sept. 18 that a 9-year-old Saddlebred gelding has been confirmed positive for West Nile virus. It's the first WNV case in the state so far this year.
Results received Wednesday, Jan. 4, showed that three additional horses were positive for equine herpesvirus and two were "suspect" for the virus at barns quarantined at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.
All horses shipping onto New York Racing Association properties from Kentucky as of Dec. 31 will be required to be accompanied with a 48-hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), said Rusty Ford of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office.
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office announced Dec. 30 that, while 11 horses from Turfway Park's Barn 26 that previously tested positive for equine herpesvirus now test negative, five horses still tested positive. They quarantined seven horses in the outrider's barn.
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