Maryland State Vet Responds to Kentucky's Statement on EHV-1 Testing

Read the Maryland State Veterinarian's response to Kentucky's concerns with testing protocols for the current EHV-1 outbreak at Laurel Park and Pimlico racetracks.
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The Maryland state vet's decision to test only symptomatic horses during the EHV-1 outbreak started a discussion between that state and Kentucky, which said the Maryland strategy might pose an "elevated risk" to Kentucky's horse population.

On April 6, 2021, the Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian sent out the following from Dr. Michael Odian, Maryland State Veterinarian, who requested that the Kentucky State Veterinarian distribute the following document.

Read the Kentucky State Veterinarian's original EHV-1 statement that Kentucky was in the process of developing strategies to mitigate what was considered an "elevated risk" to Kentucky's horse population based on Maryland's decision to test only symptomatic horses.

You can click on this image to read or download the complete memo from the Maryland State Veterinarian.

Maryland State Vet Memo EHV-1 to KY

Click on this image to read or download the memo from the Maryland State Veterinarian.

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