Sunland Park EHV-1 Update

Two nearby training centers have been removed from the quarantine list.

New Mexico Livestock Board

The number of EHV-1 positives at Sunland Park and nearby training centers reached 70 as of Monday.

Regarding the EHV-1 outbreak at Sunland Park Racetrack, the New Mexico Livestock Board issued the following statement on Monday:

Jovi and Lazy S (training centers) have been removed from the list of facilities within the quarantine perimeter.

*Number of horses diagnosed positive for the EHV-1 virus to-date: 70
*Number of horses released today from the isolation barn: 5
*Number of exposed barns that have been returned to non-exposed status to-date: 15
*Facilities within the quarantine perimeter: Sunland Park Racetrack and Frontera Training Center

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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