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Department Of Agriculture Restricts Movement Of Horses From Gulfstream To Kentucky Tracks

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued the following notice on Wednesday, Jan. 25, following the confirmed EHV-1 positive in Barn 21 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.:

Movement of horses from Gulfstream to Kentucky Tracks: Horses moving from Gulfstream racetrack (or having recently been on the grounds) can be allowed entry if the horse meets the published requirements for entry in addition to the modifications listed below:

  1. Prior to a horse destined to a Kentucky track/training facility departing, the horse's trainer or veterinarian is to contact the equine medical director, or his designated person, and provide required information on each horse that is seeking approval to move to the track.
  2. Approval of a designated horse to enter the Kentucky destination track by that track's equine medical director is based on the condition that the horse is to be temperature monitored and recorded twice daily for seven (7) days post arrival with the temperature logs posted on the stall. Any elevated fever or other sign or suspicion of illness shall immediately be reported to the equine medical director.
  3. The horse is to travel on a Health Certificate showing examination and issuance of the certificate performed the day of departure or during the 12hours immediately preceding the departure. The certificate shall have the EHV vaccination recorded on it as well as the date the equine medical director approved the move and the estimated time of departure and KY arrival.

These requirements are being adjusted in consultation with the track's equine medical directors and are subject to change without any advanced notice being provided should the disease event at Gulfstream Park change.

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