Update on Kentucky EHV-1 Outbreak

The following information is an EHV-1 update from Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office, as of February 10, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Keeneland Training Center

Keeneland’s training center barn on Rice Road that had remained under quarantine is today (February 10, 2017) released from the quarantine and all associated restrictions.

Testing of this barn’s population of horses that had been exposed to EHV-1 was completed today (2/10/2017) with each horse testing negative on both nasal swabs and whole blood. Having been greater than 14 days post exposure and each horse now having two negative sets of results, the Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has released the quarantine imposed on January 22, 2017, and horses from this barn are under no further restrictions. 

With this release, we have no barns at the training center under quarantine or restriction. Previous positive horses do remain under regulatory monitoring and are quarantined at a secured, segregated area off the site and will remain so until they too are confirmed negative by PCR testing.

Turfway Park

Testing of the samples submitted continues, and we anticipate results from this testing to be reported later in the afternoon

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