The Asian Racing Conference slated for January 2016 in Mumbai, India, will be a checkpoint to determine progress on key issues facing international racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said April 24.
- By Claire Novak
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Following the recent death of one horse stabled at Suffolk Downs from equine herpes myelitis, no horses are being allowed to leave the track, though no official quarantine has been imposed.
Just weeks after a lengthy quarantine ended, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has locked down two more barns because of a positive test for equine herpesvirus.
The quarantine of a barn at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was quickly lifted the afternoon of Jan. 17 when the horse in question tested negative for equine herpesvirus.
A barn at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been placed under quarantine because of suspected equine herpesvirus in one horse.
An almost two-month quarantine tied to equine herpesvirus at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has been officially lifted, a track official said Jan. 13.
Parx Racing said Dec. 4 the second of three barns that had been quarantined because of equine herpesvirus was cleared by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Two barns at Parx Racing are under quarantine as a result of a positive test for equine herpesvirus, officials said Nov. 13.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the World Animal Health Organization said July 16 they signed an affiliation agreement designed to improve the international movement of racehorses.
Despite the lifting an equine herpesvirus-related quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course, Oaklawn Park in Arkansas is still not permitting Hawthorne horses on its grounds.
Gulfstream lifts quarantine after horse tests negative for EHV-1.
With two barns at Beulah Park quarantined because of equine herpesvirus, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is ordering that all horses on the grounds at the track have their temperatures taken and recorded each day.
A barn at Beulah Park in Ohio has been released from quarantine, but a possible case of equine herpesvirus is being investigated in another barn, officials said Jan. 8.
Two barns remained under quarantine Jan. 4 at Beulah Park in Ohio as state veterinary officials continue to investigate possible equine herpesvirus.
Quarantine measures have been implemented at Beulah Park in Ohio with horses being tested for possible equine herpesvirus.
The quarantine at Lone Star Park was lifted after officials discussed an error in the reading of lab results that indicated three horses had equine piroplasmosis.
Management at Gulfstream Park canceled the first and sixth races March 22 due to a temporary quarantine of horses stabled at Calder Race Course.
Calder Casino & Race Course lifted a virus-related quarantine Dec. 21, allowing 60 horses to resume normal training and racing.
Results of testing for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) on a horse in one of the quarantined barns at Calder Race Course came back negative the morning of Dec. 5, allowing for the quarantine on that barn to be lifted, thus unrestricting the activity of all the horses in that barn, including racing.
Calder Race Course has placed a fourth barn under quarantine after a horse stabled in it showed signs of illness.
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility.
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.
A potential outbreak of strangles at Hoosier Park has forced Kentucky racetracks and public training stables to temporarily ban all horses from the Indiana track.
A barn at Turfway Park was quarantined Jan. 30 after a horse that showed signs of equine herpesvirus was euthanized, track officials confirmed later that day.
Officials from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission have lifted the quarantine on a barn that had been in place since late December at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine, horses will again be allowed to ship in and race at the track beginning with the Dec. 31 card.
One barn is in lockdown and movement of horses on or off the grounds has ceased, but training continues at Charles Town Races & Slots, the West Virginia track that instituted the precautions after a horse in its stable area displayed neurologic signs considered to be consistent with equine herpesvirus-1.
A quarantine at Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia was lifted March 13 after officials determined a horse stabled there was not suffering from equine herpesvirus.
A barn at Charles Town Races & Slots was placed under quarantine March 10 after a local veterinarian reported he was treating a 4-year-old filly for neurological symptoms of an unknown origin.
Horse of the Year Curlin arrived in Dubai the evening of Feb. 17 with "pep in his step," in the words of assistant trainer Scott Blasi, and seems eager to begin an assault on Cigar's all-time earnings record with two starts at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse topped by the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.
Dylan Thomas, who was recently named Cartier Horse of the Year and top older horse in Europe, is no longer a contender for the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) due to not testing negative for equine viral arteritis.
Three months after Australia's first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government's quarantine procedures, according to recently published inquiry transcripts.
Quarantine protocols will be enacted to enable Japanese horses to compete in the 2007 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine order for half of barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 after a was found to be infected with equine herpesvirus.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced in a statement Oct. 30 that it lifted a quarantine order for half of Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 because a horse was found to be infected with equine herpes virus (EHV-1).
Racing Victoria has breathed a huge breath of fresh air into the Thoroughbred industry in Australia by going against the recommendations of its sister states in the wake of an equine influenza outbreak, but the problems is far from resolved.
The spread of equine influenza in Australia could cause the Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) to be run later than usual. Forty-seven horses have tested positive.
The suspected diagnosis of equine influenza in a quarantined stallion is potentially the biggest risk ever faced by the billion-dollar Australian Thoroughbred industry, federal Agricultural Minister Peter McGauran said.
Veternarians in North America have commended Australian quarantine authorities for sticking with their stringent quarantine measures to protect the country from an outbreak of equine influenza after a quarantined horse at Eastern Creek near Sydney showed clinical signs consistent with the virus.
The movement of horses to and from the United Kingdom hasn't been affected by the recent small outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at two farms in Surrey in southern England. Overseas-trained runners can continue to run in races in Great Britain providing the correct certification has been completed.
Weeks of lobbying by the horse industry proved successful the evening of Aug. 2, when the United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove from the Agriculture Appropriations Act language that could have stymied the movement of horses by cutting off funding for inspections.
With the equine herpesvirus outbreak (EHV-1) in Florida under control, officials are cautiously optimistic things will return to normal.
Calder Racecourse's Grand Slam III card will be short seven scratched entries as a result of a Dec. 29 decision by Florida state officials to keep the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) quarantine in place at Payson Park Training Center.
Barring an always-possible turn of events, the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Florida might have a minimal impact on the state's racetracks.
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are awaiting test results on a horse that shipped from a Canadian farm to the Monmouth Park backstretch and is suspected of having equine herpesvirus.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has lifted the hold order on Barn A at Pimlico Race Course after 21 of the 25 horses in the barn tested negative for equine herpesvirus.
State veterinarian Robert Stout rescinded the quarantine order on Barn 27 at Turfway Park, the last order in place following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the track. The release signals the end of all quarantine restrictions at Turfway.
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office lifted the quarantine of Barn 26 at Turfway Park Jan. 19 after results of tests taken the week of Jan. 9 indicated negative results for equine herpesvirus.
As surrounding states took steps to protect their racetracks from Maryland horses that could be carriers of equine herpesvirus, officials and horsemen in Maryland dealt with the fallout.
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