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Human Blood Thinner Showing Promise To Help Horses With EHV-1

Horses infected with EHV-1 can develop blood clots in spinal and placental vessels, which can cause tissue damage that results in neurological issues and abortion in pregnant mares. Scientists from Cornell have been investigating the use of heparin, a human blood thinner, to reduce the symptoms of the disease. Published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, the […]

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Eastern France Suffering Large-Scale Outbreak Of Equine Herpesvirus

Nearly 200 horses have been affected by an equine herpesvirus outbreak in eastern France, reports horsetalk.co.nz. Beginning in January of 2018, a total of 22 properties have been listed as affected, primarily among sport horses. Some trotting horses, Thoroughbreds and breeding stock have also been affected. French monitoring agency RESPE triggered a crisis team on April […]

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Amidst EHV-1 Outbreaks, How Can You Protect Your Horse From Illness?

With multiple equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreaks popping up across the United States, owners need to take precautions to protect their horses from the potentially fatal disease. EHV-1 manifests in three forms: respiratory disease, abortion, and/or neurologic disease. Dr. Steve Reed, internal medicine specialist at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., clarified the same […]

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released At The Meadows Harness Track

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced Monday afternoon that movement restrictions at The Meadows harness track have been released following an EHV-1 outbreak at the facility. Quarantines continue for horses which were removed from The Meadows after suspected exposure to the virus. Horsemen monitoring those horses are following procedures to have those restrictions lifted. The […]

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Hoosier Park Announces Updated EHV-1 Policy, Increased Biosecurity On Backstretch

Due to the unfortunate recent EHV-1 outbreak, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind., will implement an updated policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1, effective immediately. All horses must have a current negative Coggins test (within 1 year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within six months) on file in the racing […]

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Thoroughbred Center ‘All Clear’ After EHV-1 Outbreak

The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian released the following update late Wednesday via Equine Operations Consultant Rusty Ford:  The Thoroughbred Center (TTC): We did earlier report Barns 3 and 30 were released from quarantine following our protocol of no known exposure to clinical cases in greater than 14 days, daily monitoring of the horses […]

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Quarantines At Thoroughbred Center, Belmont Park Lifted

The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian released the following update regarding EHV-1 quarantine at the Thoroughbred Center late Thursday: 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 […]

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Oaklawn Park Institutes New EHV-1 Policies; Thoroughbred Center And Belmont Horses Banned 28 Days

Effective Tuesday, March 6 and until further notice, Oaklawn Jockey Club, in coordination with the Arkansas Racing Commission and the Arkansas Agriculture Department will implement the following policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1: Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Horses from Turfway Park will be allowed in the Oaklawn barn area under the following […]

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The Thoroughbred Center EHV-1 Quarantine On Two Barns Remains In Place

The office of the Kentucky State veterinarian released the following statement regarding the ongoing EHV-1 quarantine at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky.: THOROUGHBRED CENTER: Biosecurity, implemented at Alert Status, remains in effect. Barn 3: There have been no new fevers or other clinical evidence of disease since the initial febrile horse on 2/13. The […]

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EHV-1 Quarantines Released At Turfway Park, Turf Paradise

The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian released the following update Thursday from E.S. “Rusty” Ford, equine operations consultant, regarding the recent EHV-1 outbreak at Turfway Park:  Barn 14 at Turfway Park is released from quarantine. Results of testing from the population of horses in the quarantined barn at Turfway Park have been reported negative. […]

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