Sunland Park EHV-1 Update

Number of horses diagnosed positive has reached 61.

New Mexico Livestock Board

The New Mexico Livestock Board has issued an update on the EHV-1 outbreak at Sunland Park Racetrack and three nearby training facilities.

The New Mexico Livestock Board on Tuesday issued the following update on the EHV-1 virus outbreak at Sunland Park Racetrack:

--Number of horses diagnosed positive for the EHV-1 virus to-date: 61
--Number of horses released today from the isolation barn: 3
--Number of exposed barns that have been returned to non-exposed status to-date: 6
--List of facilities within the quarantine perimeter: Sunland Park Racetrack, Frontera Training Center, Jovi, and Lazy S.

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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