Sunland Park EHV-1 Update

EHV-1 at the New Mexico track up to 49 positives, 20 barns.

New Mexico Livestock Board

The New Mexico Livestock Board on Thursday issued an update on the EHV-1 outbreak at Sunland Park Racetrack.

The New Mexico Livestock Board on February 4 issued the following update to the Sunland Park EHV-1 outbreak:

"To date, 49 horses have been confirmed positive for EHV-1 on nasal swab and/or whole blood. These horses are from 20 different barns within Sunland Park racetrack.  Three positive horses are from an adjacent training facility (Frontera) close to the Sunland Park racetrack. Frontera has always been included in the original quarantine permieter.  Of these 49 horses, 6 have been euthanized for progressive neurologic signs. No movement of horses is being allowed in or out of the Sunland Park quarantine perimeter. Officials with the Livestock Board, Racing Commission and Sunland Park will continue to work together to resolve the issue.

"Biosecurity measures among horsemen and women are still necessary, such as taking temperatures twice a day, handwashing, washing/disinfecting anything a horse has touched or could touch, etc.

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