Editor’s note: The following information was supplied by Rusty Ford, Equine Operations Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, late on March 8.
“Results of testing on samples collected from horses in Barn 30 at The Thoroughbred Center have been reported negative. In addition to the testing that has been completed, the horses have been monitored daily and our findings support that it has been far greater than 14 days since any horse in the barn had opportunity of exposure to an EHV-1 clinical case. Meeting the criteria described above has qualified the group to be released from the quarantine and other restrictions imposed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.”
Ford said that the horses that previously tested positive but have not yet been released from quarantine continue to be housed apart from the general population. “We continue our assessments and testing to resolve the status of those horses individually before allowing their return and reintroduction to the general population,” he said.