The Equine Disease Communication Center announced Jan. 28 that the final horses under quarantine for EHV-1 at Remington Park have been released. The last group of quarantined horses (three total) completed 14 days with no exposure to EHV-1 positive stablemates, had no symptoms, and had two negative tests seven days apart. The EDCC reports there are two horses quarantined at an owner's property and are in the process of completing release requirements.
The track announced on Nov. 15, 2019 that one horse there had tested positive for EHV-1 and been euthanized after it became symptomatic. Officials estimated at the time that 100 horses had been exposed to the illness. Several nearby tracks announced temporary bans on horses and ponies which had been stabled at Remington.
Horses were quarantined in two areas at the track and were released in groups based on exposure date and testing results.
EHV-1 most often manifests as a fever and respiratory illness, but some strains can include neurologic symptoms. Not all horses with EHV-1 develop neurological signs, but there is no cure for neurological symptoms if they develop.
Learn more about EHV-1 in this 2016 Paulick Report feature.
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