EHV-1 Case Brings Quarantine at Parx Racing

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Two barns at Parx Racing are under quarantine as a result of a positive test for equine herpesvirus, officials said Nov. 13.

Barn 34 is under quarantine because a horse from Barn 21 was recently claimed and moved there. Parx officials said testing on that horse is under way, but in the meantime no horses from that barn will be permitted to train.

+ http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... arx-racing
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Scary, we shipped in there to run Monday and Tuesday. Got out in the nick of time.
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Two horses that were potentially exposed to an Equine Herpes Type 1 (EHV-1) positive horse at Parx Racing in Philadelphia, have been found at Aqueduct.

EHV-1 is common viral infection which can cause respiratory disease, abortion in broodmares, death in newborn foals and in rare instances, a neurological form of herpes. It may be spread by close contact with an infected horse or by objects contaminated by an infected horse.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/therac ... ine-herpes
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Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:26 am

Parx quarantine could be lifted next week

A horse quarantine in effect since Nov. 13 at Parx Racing may be lifted early next week.

According to Sal Sinatra, director of racing at the suburban Philadelphia track in lower Bucks County, the horses in the one remaining barn that has not been symptom-free of the equine herpesvirus for a minimum of 21 days will have blood drawn on Friday. Those samples will be tested for the disease, which is highly contagious and sometimes fatal to horses but of no danger to people.


http://www.drf.com/news/parx-quarantine ... -next-week
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Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:16 pm

It's ridiculous that all horses aren't vaccinated for this and tracks don't insist on it. Amongst all vet bills, the cost of a vaccination is one of the cheapest.
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Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:35 pm

I believe Parx does require the EHV-1 vaccine, I know they require the Rhino/Flu. It's not fool proof though and doesn't protect against the neurological form of the disease anyway if I remember correctly.
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Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:53 pm

Correct, the neuro form is a mutation for which there is no vaccine. There is at least anecdotal evidence that shows that over vaccinating with the flu rhino vaccine can increase the chances of it mutating to the neuro form.
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Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:20 pm

From Parx facebook page: "Quarantine Update: Parx Racing still has six horses that test positive for Equine Herpes. None of the horses are sick, just carrying the virus. They are capable of shedding the virus if they spike a temperature. Two barns are under quarantine until the next round of tests. All negative horses were moved from the barn that houses the positive horses but all still need to be quarantined until more testing is done on January 8. Until this time, the Parx stable area remains under quarantine."
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Here in Raleigh, we had an outbreak of EHV-1 a month or two ago at a stable near me. Not Thoroughbreds, but heartbreaking just the same. Several of their horses were euthanized, and I drove past it this morning to see a big "out of business" banner with details on an auction they're having to sell off equipment and tack. I know that at least 4 were euthanized as of January 1, and it pretty much put them out of business (they've been around since the late 60s). :(

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Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:48 am

Quarantine lifted at Parx Racing

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine on two barns at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., according to a spokeswoman for the department.

http://www.drf.com/news/quarantine-lifted-parx-racing
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