UPDATED: Two EHV-1 Positives At Frontera Training Center, Sunland Positives Increase

by | 02.03.2016 | 10:34pm

Officials with the New Mexico Livestock Board confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the EHV-1 outbreak at Sunland Park appears to have spread to Frontera Training Center. Two horses were confirmed positive on Tuesday and an additional horse was confirmed on Wednesday.

Tuesday's laboratory results found seven more positive horses at Sunland, and three more were confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Between the two facilities, the total number of EHV-1 positives now comes to 48 horses over 19 barns.

The Livestock Board noted that the three Frontera positives are in the same barn. As has been procedure at Sunland, those three horses were removed and placed in a separate building once they exhibited symptoms, and their stablemates were quarantined.

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center, those totals are from 129 samples tested as of Wednesday morning, which accounted for the tests run through Tuesday. Five horses from those 129 samples have been euthanized due to neurological symptoms.

Sunland and Frontera have remained closed to horses coming in or out since the first positive was announced on Jan. 22.

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