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  • Entries Strong for Sunland Park's Return

    It appears that life at Sunland Park is returning to normal as the New Mexico track is prepared to race Feb. 26 for the first time in more than a month as an outbreak of equine herpesvirus appears to have abated.

  • Turf Paradise Enacts Virus Quarantine

    Turf Paradise in Arizona is the second racetrack in the Southwest to enact a quarantine because of equine herpesvirus. Live racing continues at the Phoenix track, though no horses may enter or leave the grounds.

  • Virus Precautions Stepped Up at Beulah Park

    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.

  • EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Fair Grounds

    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.

  • Update Given on Delaware EVH-1 Situation

    Two days following a Dec. 8 report that a Standardbred had tested positive at a Delaware training center, blood and nasal swab samples were collected from all horses in the quarantined barn and submitted to the University of Kentucky for PCR testing to detect the disease.

  • West Nile Case Confirmed in Kentucky

    Kentucky agriculture officials said Sept. 18 that a 9-year-old Saddlebred gelding has been confirmed positive for West Nile virus. It's the first WNV case in the state so far this year.

  • One Charles Town Barn Still in Lockdown

    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.

  • EI Inquiry Shows Procedural Flaws

    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.

  • Hits Keep Coming Down Under Because of Virus

    Magic Millions, which conducts the largest movement of yearlings in Australia with its eight-day sale each January, has acknowledged the sale won't take place as previously advertised because of the equine influenza outbreak.

  • Inglis & Son representatives attending the Keeneland September Yearling sale.

    Vaccinations Could Help Salvage Australian Breeding Season

    Most of the New South Wales breeding season could be salvaged if the Australian government approves a vaccination program to help stem the spread of equine influenza, according to representatives of the William Inglis & Son sale company who are in Kentucky for the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • A horse looks out from its enclosure at a stable in Randwick near Sydney.

    Number of EI-Infected Horses Continues to Grow

    The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having EI.

  • Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

    The chances of the New South Wales lockdown being lifted at the end of the coming weekend took a dramatic turn for the worse when a Thoroughbred in training returned a positive for equine influenza Aug. 30.

  • Victoria to Race But Virus Outbreak Far From Over

    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.

  • Official: Virus Could Be Major Risk in Australia

    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.

  • Report: Vets Check Horses for Virus in Japan

    About 200 veterinarians were dispatched Aug. 15 to check 5,000 racehorses in Japan for equine influenza after 20 animals at a training center were found to be positive for the virus, published reports said.

  • EHV-1 Precautions Taken at Calder, Tampa Bay Downs

    Although there are no confirmed cases of the contagious disease equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at either Florida track, Calder Race Course and Tampa Bay Downs have instituted precautionary measures, including moratoriums on any new horses shipping into their stable areas.

  • Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

    Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish the meet at Meadowlands on Nov. 11 as scheduled.

  • Equine Herpesvirus Suspected at Monmouth Park

    A suspected case of the equine herpesvirus in the stable area at Monmouth Park has forced the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the Oceanport track and Meadowlands in East Rutherford, to impose strict limitations on the shipment of horses.

  • Virus Hold Order Lifted on Barn at Pimlico

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Santa Anita, Hollywood Barns Hit By Virus

    A unnamed virus spreading through the barn areas at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park has reduced the number of horses available to race by "at least 10 to 15 percent," according to Oak Tree Racing Association director and practicing veterinarian Dr. Rick Arthur.

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases High in Florida

    The number of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis cases in horses has risen to 23 in north central Florida, said Dr. Bill Jeter, diagnostic veterinary manager for Florida's Division of Animal Industry. The numbers confirm earlier speculation that 2003 would have higher-than-normal incidences of EEE.

  • Equineherpes Positives Keep Shipping Ban in Place

    Two additional positive tests for the Equineherpes-1 virus Feb. 26 at Penn National Race Course have prompted Philadelphia Park to extend its ban on shipping into and out of the Grantville, Pa., track to March 19. Racetracks in neighboring West Virginia have also decided to implement the shipping restriction as a precaution.

  • Virus to Keep Godolphin 2-year-olds From Breeders' Cup

    There will be something conspicuous by its absence at this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship, and that's the famed babies in blue, also known as the Godolphin 2-year-olds. Last year, the California-based stable ran one-two in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and were represented by two colts in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Preakness runner-up Magic Weisner, being treated at New Bolton Center.

    Magic Weisner Continues to Improve

    Magic Weisner, the Preakness and Haskell Invititational runner-up, continues to show improvement from treatments he is receiving at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The 3-year-old is being treated with anti-inflammatory medications for the signs of encephalitis.

  • West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

    Many Marion County, Fla., horse farm owners took the advice of their veterinarians seriously and vaccinated their horses against the vector-borne West Nile virus last autumn. It has resulted in a decrease in the number of cases in 2002.

  • Yearling Colt in Kentucky Dies Of West Nile Virus

    A Thoroughbred yearling from the Lexington area has died of West Nile Virus. It is the first time this year West Nile has been identified in a horse in Kentucky, according to the state Department of Agriculture's office of the state veterinarian.