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  • Quarantine Lifted on One Keeneland Barn

    The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian reports that a quarantine, put in place last month after horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus 1, has been lifted on one of two Rice Road barns at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland

    Single EHV-1 Positive Discovered at Keeneland

    Following tests of horses quarantined at two Keeneland barns following a positive for equine herpesvirus "wild strain" reported Jan. 21 at Turfway Park, a single horse at the Lexington track tested positive for EHV-1.

  • One of two horses taken in by Old Friends--still wearing a yellow evidence tag--from the alleged abandonment of horses in Mercer County, Ky.

    KY Busy Finding Homes for Abandoned Horses

    Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain.

  • TAA Ready to Assist With Abandoned Horses

    When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.

  • Hawthorne

    KY Issues Directive on Hawthorne Horses

    Due to an unknown illness among some horses at Hawthorne Race Course, the Kentucky state veterinarian's office has issued a directive that horses from that Illinois track not be allowed onto tracks in the Bluegrass State.

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    Kentucky to Require Piroplasmosis Testing

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has issued a letter stating that effective Jan. 1, 2011, any horse shipping to a track in the state must have a certificate showing it is negative for equine piroplasmosis.

  • PHF Disesase Did Not Originate at Keeneland

    Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a recent case of Potomac Horse Fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland was not contracted or introduced to the horse while he was stabled on the grounds.

  • Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

    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.

  • KY Puts Restrictions on WI Stallions

    Kentucky veterinary officials are now requiring that stallions coming from Wisconsin be tested for contagious equine metritis (CEM) prior to entering the state. The order, issued today by state veterinarian Robert C. Stout, stems from Kentucky's investigation into cases of CEM, which were first discovered in the state in December. This is the first official interstate movement restriction to result from the nationwide investigation, which includes 614 horses in 45 states.

  • No Turfway Quarantine; Horse Negative

    The quarantine imposed on Barn 17 at Turfway Park Friday, Jan. 30, was lifted Saturday morning after samples from a horse euthanized at the track Friday tested negative for equine herpes virus and other communicable disease.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strangles Identified in Horse at Ellis Park

    A 4-year-old filly stabled at Ellis Park has been diagnosed with strangles. Rusty Ford, equine programs manager for the office of the state veterinarian, said the filly presented June 30 with an elevated body temperature and has since been removed from the grounds and taken to a private quarantine facility near Lexington.

  • Churchill Lifts Ban on Florida Horses; Some Restrictions Remain

    Churchill Downs has ended its halt to shipments of horses from three Florida facilities where possible cases of the equine bacterial disease strangles had been reported, although restrictions remain for horses that have been housed in quarantined or restricted barns at those tracks and training centers.

  • Keeneland Hosts Forum to Discuss Strangles

    With opening day at Keeneland a little more than a week away, the track hosted a March 31 information meeting concerning the recent cases of strangles reported in South Florida and the Churchill Downs Trackside training center. The meeting also outlined the precautions the track is taking to ensure the disease does not spread.

  • Keeneland to Host Forum on Strangles

    Keeneland Association is hosting an information meeting on Thursday, March 31, regarding recent cases of strangles in South Florida and at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center in Louisville, Ky.

  • With Eye on the Past, Kentucky Plans for Combating WNV

    Kentucky has kept extensive statistics on West Nile virus cases in the state. At the March 7 West Nile Virus Workshop at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, Rusty Ford, Kentucky Equine Programs Manager, reviewed equine WNV statistics from past years. He also described how the state planned to make reporting cases easier in 2003.

  • 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.

  • International Mare Owners Not Worried By MRLS

    Preliminary data from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture shows that, following required quarantine and testing of imported horses, approximately 205 overseas Thoroughbred mares were received in the state in 2001 compared with 248 mares 2000. Exact totals will be available in a few weeks.

  • West Nile Virus Suspected at Churchill Downs

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office is investigating an unconfirmed case of West Nile virus at Churchill Downs. According to Churchill Downs, the horse that is being investigated as the possible victim of West Nile virus was Rocket Express, a 2-year-old with one career victory.

  • Dr. Don Notter, Kentucky state veterinarian.

    Florida Only State Requiring Special Permit for Kentucky Shippers

    The Kentucky state veterinarian's office has fielded calls from all over the country regarding late term abortions and early foal loss in Kentucky mares, but Florida remains the only state to take action. The Sunshine State is requiring a special permit for horses shipping in from Kentucky. Dr. Don Notter, Kentucky state veterinarian, is recommending that anyone shipping a mare anywhere should contact the state veterinarian for their destination. He said restrictions and special permits could become required almost overnight.

  • State Veterinarians Keeping In Touch

    On Tuesday, May 8, notices were sent to each state veterinarian "to make sure they got factual information" about the current foal loss problems, said Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager with the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office.