Keyword: equine herpesvirus

  • Pimlico Hold Order On Barn 6 Lifted

    The Maryland Department of Agriculture lifted the "General Animal Hold Order" at Pimlico Race Course on Barn 6 after 33 of its 35 horses tested negative for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on both Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and virus isolation tests.

  • Horses Entered, But Trainers Holding Their Breath

    Maryland horsemen, in anticipation of the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course being lifted, entered 14 horses for the Feb. 8 card at Laurel Park. But some uneasiness remains given the volatile nature of the virus.

  • Equine Herpesvirus Update on Maryland Farm

    Test results on the horse euthanized last week on a private Kent County, Md, farm confirm that the horse was infected with equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).

  • Breeding Operations Consider Herpesvirus Vaccinations

    In light of recent outbreaks of equine herpesvirus (EHV-I), and with breeding sheds set to open soon, Central Kentucky farms are evaluating their policies concerning equine herpesvirus vaccination requirements for broodmares.

  • Final Turfway Quarantine Rescinded

    State veterinarian Robert Stout rescinded the quarantine order on Barn 27 at Turfway Park, the last order in place following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the track.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.

  • Laurel Park Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus

    Hey Ralphy, a filly trained by Rodney Jenkins at Laurel Park, was infected by equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The 3-year-old was euthanized Jan 26 with a suspected pelvic injury. A Hold Order has been placed on Barn 9, where the filly was stabled, at the central Maryland track. Jenkins has elected not to train any of his horses until the Hold Order ends.

  • A rope stanchion marks the restricted area at Pimlico.

    Pimlico Considers Lifting Quarantine Feb. 4; Stakes Could Be Rescheduled

    Maryland Jockey Club officials are hopeful they will be able to lift the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course Feb. 4, MJC chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said at a news conference at Laurel Park Jan.27. Raffetto placed the quarantine on the track Jan. 21.

  • EHV-1 claims another horse as precautions continue to be taken at Pimlico.

    Another Horse Euthanized at Pimlico; Laurel Park Cancels Two Racing Cards

    Another horse has been euthanized at Laurel Park after testing positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). A private veterinarian of trainer Joe Delozier euthanized General Strike Jan. 25. The 3-year-old showed no signs of improvement after testing positive for the virus Jan. 19.

  • Suspected Equine Herpesvirus Causes

    Suspected cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) have caused the Maryland State Veterinarian to place an "Investigational Animal Hold Order" on a private farm in Kent County, Md., located near the state's Eastern Shore.

  • State Lifts Quarantine of One Turfway Park Barn

    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.

  • Other States Act to Combat Spread of Virus

    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.

  • Henderson Training Track Quarantined for Herpesvirus

    A Western Kentucky training center south of Henderson was placed under quarantine by last night (Jan. 5) following tests that showed two horses in the center's one barn were positive for equine herpesvirus, according to Rusty Ford of the Kentucky state veterinarian's office.

  • Suspected Case of Equine Herpesvirus at Pimlico

    Officials at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland have isolated five horses in the detention barn and put a "hold order" on barn 5 while they determine whether a horse stabled in the barn, who was euthanized earlier this week, was infected with equine herpesvirus.

  • Five Turfway Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus

    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, and they quarantined seven horses in the outrider's barn.

  • Five Horses at Turfway Confirmed Positive for EHV

    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.

  • More Tests Scheduled for Horses Exposed to Virus

    Horses in Barn 26 at Turfway Park were to be retested the evening of Dec. 28 for evidence of equine herpesvirus to determine if any other horses are positive for the virus, said Rusty Ford of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. Results are expected by the weekend.

  • Turfway Barn Quarantined Pending Test Results

    A barn at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky was placed under quarantine Dec. 21 after a horse showed signs of suspected equine herpesvirus, a contagious upper respiratory and neurological disease.

  • Kentucky Can't Pinpoint Origin of Strangles Cases

    Kentucky legislators received assurances July 13 the state is well equipped to handle future equine disease outbreaks, but they got no answers to questions about the origin of the strangles cases earlier this spring at the Churchill Downs Trackside Training Center.

  • Prairie Meadows Lets Horses In, But Not Out

    The quarantine at Prairie Meadows was relaxed slightly June 8 to allow horses to enter the stable area, but no horses will be allowed to leave the grounds until test results for a possible equine herpesvirus case are known.

  • Third Barn Cleared for Training at Churchill Downs

    Horses stabled in the third Churchill Downs barn placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture because of confirmed cases of equine herpes virus have been cleared to return to the track for limited training.

  • Maryland Horse Farm Remains Under Quarantine

    A private horse farm in Montgomery County, Maryland, has been under a voluntary quarantine since March 25 while veterinarians investigate the cause of illness in 12 horses, four of which have been euthanized, the Maryland Department of Agriculture said May 25.

  • Quarantine Lifted on Turfway Park Horses

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will release the quarantine placed on Barn 15 at Turfway Park as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday (April 5). The 80-horse barn was placed in quarantine after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) on March 18.

  • River Downs Requires Health Certificates For Horses

    Due to the recent detection of equine herpesvirus in three horses at Turfway Park, nearby River Downs has implemented procedures that must be followed before horsemen can ship in to their stalls or use the track for training purposes.

  • Turfway EHV-1 Cases in Detail

    Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed as the cause of illness in three Thoroughbreds that were stabled in a training barn at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Tuesday's announcement follows treatment and elimination of several EHV-1 outbreaks in Ohio and Pennsylvania since January.

  • Three Horses at Turfway Diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus

    Three horses stabled at Turfway Park have been diagnosed with equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1). Verification of the virus was completed over the weekend at the northern Kentucky track by researchers at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.