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Details Revealed on KY CEM Case

State and federal agriculture officials announced Dec. 16 that a Quarter Horse stallion standing at stud in Kentucky has tested positive for contagious equine metritis.

Kentucky, Mexico Team on Equine Industry

Kentucky, Mexico Team on Equine Industry

An agreement signed March 10 will enable horsemen from Kentucky and Mexico to share knowledge and resources and set up commercial and technical exchanges to improve both equine industries.

Quarantine Lifted for Half of Barn at Churchill Downs

Quarantine Lifted for Half of Barn at Churchill Downs

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.

Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

Sen. Tom Buford has introduced a bill that would ban horse slaughter for human consumption in the state of Kentucky and create a registry of those who knowingly sold horses destined for slaughter.

Ellis Park Barn Released From Quarantine

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released the quarantine of barn 9 at Ellis Park following a third round of negative test results for the equine bacterial disease known as strangles.

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.

Churchill Barns Allowed to Resume Training

Horses stabled in a second Churchill Downs barn placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture because of confirmed cases of equine herpes virus at the track will be allowed to return to limited training on May 23.

Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed at Churchill

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture said Thursday that test results have confirmed that horses that have fallen ill in three quarantined barns at Churchill Downs are suffering from equine herpes virus.

Strangles Report Shows Decline in Cases

The number of confirmed cases of the equine disease known as strangles has declined and there is no evidence that the disease has spread, results of a second round of tests performed on horses quarantined in a pair of barns at Churchill Downs' Trackside Louisville training center show.

Kentucky Alters Rules in Connection With VS Cases

Kentucky has altered it regulations concerning vesicular stomatitis in the wake of new cases in Colorado. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued a release July 6 that said animals at three properties in Las Animas County and one property in Douglas County have been diagnosed with VS.

Dean: Kentucky Diagnostic Lab Needs Assistance

The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.

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.

Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change that.

Kentucky Clinics Report Slowdown in MRLS Cases

In a letter to state veterinarians, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that no equines brought to area clinics in a 72-hour period that ended the morning of May 16 had symptoms consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome.

Kentucky Breeding Regulations Amended

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture filed emergency regulations regarding testing procedures for contagious equine metritis (CEM) to be followed when breeding an imported mare in the state. These regulations require an extra pre-breeding swab of the endometrium, and will allow a stallion covering an imported mare to be treated and returned to service rather than waiting the previous 12-hour mandatory rest period.

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