From Rusty Ford: EHV Updates + New Info (PA and NE)

As spring racing meets approach, we are at the time of year when movement of racing horses into Kentucky significantly increases.  This increases the opportunity for disease-causing organisms to also move. For this reason we continue to be mindful, aware, and monitor...

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From Rusty Ford: EHV Parx > KY Tracks/Training Ctrs

In anticipation of the imposed quarantines and restrictions prohibiting movement of horses off Parx Racing in Ben Salem, PA being rescinded as early as March 27th, we have been conferring with Kentucky racing secretaries, horsemen and veterinarians regarding the...

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From Rusty Ford: 3/8/22 PARX Racing (PA) EHV Quarantine

March 8th, 2022 From Rusty Ford: We did on Sunday evening receive information of a horse presenting at Parx Racing in Ben Salem, PA with neurologic abnormalities earlier that day that was subsequently euthanized.  Prior to euthanasia, diagnostic samples were collected...

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From Rusty Ford: CA EHV1 – KY Position/Information

In the past 3 weeks we have learned of multiple occurrences of EHV1 impacting equine events in California. Additionally, as we will soon be approaching the time of year that we historically see an increase in movement of equine exhibition and racing stock into...

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From Rusty Ford: KY West Nile Update 10/12/21

KY’s 4th equine West Nile case was confirmed yesterday (10/11/2021) afternoon. The horse resides in TODD COUNTY KY and a summary of the case follows: -a  3yr PONY GELD  - ALIVE Onset Date: ~10/01/21 Initially presented lethargic, weak, inappetence and low grade fever...

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From Rusty Ford: KY WNv Update 9/27/2021

Information received earlier this afternoon confirmed KY's 3rd Equine West Nile Case In GRAVES County Kentucky: KDA 003 is: a 12yr PONY Gelding  - ALIVE Onset Date: 09/14/21    On 9/16 Presented with muscle fasciculations and was unstable - has responded, and on 9/27...

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From Rusty Ford: KY -West Nile Update 9/20/21

Information received yesterday afternoon (9/20/2021) along with results of diagnostic testing completed at Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center confirms a diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a 2nd Kentucky horse during this calendar year.  The...

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