Arizona's Turf Paradise Released from EHV-1 Quarantine

Turf Paradise Racetrack has been released from quarantine after no more positive cases of EHV-1 were discovered.
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Turf Paradise Racetrack has been released from quarantine after no more positive cases of EHV-1 were discovered.

As of March 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Agriculture has lifted the EHV-1 quarantine at Turf Paradise Racetrack in response to the case of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) that was discovered there. 

Investigations were carried out to identify any other horses that might have been exposed to EHV-1. The state veterinarian and the Arizona Department of Gaming Division of Racing worked with officials at Turf Paradise to quarantine and monitor any other potentially exposed horses. No other EHV-1 cases were found.

During the quarantine and investigation, track management required strict biosecurity measures be practiced by all horse owners and other personnel.

Information for this article was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), which works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America.