From Rusty Ford: 4/6/21 MD EHV-1 Update

MEMORANDUM To:       Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Office of the State Veterinarian From:   Dr. Michael Odian, Maryland State Veterinarian Re:      Ongoing Response to EHV at Laurel Park/Pimlico Racetracks Date:   April 5, 2021 In a light of a recent e-mail sent...

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From Rusty Ford: EHV1 Updates 4/3/21

Follows are updates to our EHV1 incident at Blackwood Training Center in Woodford County, KY. We are also taking this opportunity to share with you our understanding of the latest developments at Laurel and Pimlico in Maryland. Blackwood Training Center Woodford...

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From Rusty Ford: Equine West Nile Update 9/29/20

> Diagnostic testing conducted reported earlier today by Equine Diagnostic Services in Lexington KY confirmed a diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a second Kentucky horse.  The confirmation of disease is based on WNv specific IgM antibodies being detected and...

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KY West Nile Update 9/15/2020

Results of diagnostic testing reported today by the University of KY’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed KY’s first equine diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Kentucky this year. The confirmation is based on detectable WNv specific IgM antibodies and...

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SPANISH – COVID-19 KY St Vet Recommendations/Guidelines

> There have been no changes in our position, recommendations or guidance that was provided 3/26. > We have though received from The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment a Spanish translation of the Guidance Documents and have...

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From Rusty Ford: COVID-19 / Eq Activities

> > Note: I don't have valid email addresses for each shed in KY - So please do help forward this message. > > The threat that COVID-19 virus poses is impacting each of our lives daily. The efforts to contain the virus by mitigating further transmission is...

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Remington Update- KY’s Position 12/13/19

KY Racetracks/horsemen We did on Thursday 12/12 have good conversation with officials directing/overseeing the quarantine and testing at Remington Park. Currently – horses in the original barn have been released from quarantine.  The release was issued after a 14 day...

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