Ten nasal swab samples from Barn U were sent to the Gluck Equine Research Center in Kentucky for analysis, and of those, two more came back positive. Schnaars declined to name the trainer of the two horses but did say they were stabled in Barn U."We've taken every precaution we can to keep the virus from spreading," Schnaars said. "We've instituted 24-hour security on Barn U and only specific people are allowed in and out. They've been provided with a disinfectant spray to use, there are foot baths with disinfectants at the doorways, plus plenty of dispensers with the disinfectants so that they can wash their hands thoroughly."
The horses in Barn U will not be allowed out at least until March 19, the same day the Philadelphia Park ban ends.Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Philly Park, said there have been no suspected cases of EHV-1 at the Bensalem, Pa., track. He said he expects to lift the shipping restrictions without incident.