Gulfstream Park Barn Quarantined After EHV Positive

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. After a horse at Gulfstream Park tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV) and a barn was quarantined,...

February 1, 2023
10:23 PM

Gulfstream Park, a popular racetrack in Hallandale, Florida, has announced the quarantine of one of its barns after a horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). EHV-1 is a highly contagious virus that affects horses and can cause neurological symptoms, such as hind limb weakness, as well as respiratory and reproductive issues. In response to the positive test, Gulfstream Park has taken immediate measures to contain the spread of the virus by quarantining all horses in the affected barn and limiting movement of horses in and out of the facility. The racetrack has also increased biosecurity measures and is working closely with local veterinarians to monitor the situation and ensure the health and safety of all horses. The quarantine is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the horses at the facility. Horse racing events at Gulfstream Park will continue as planned, with the exception of horses stabled in the quarantined barn, which will not be allowed to compete. It is important to note that EHV-1 does not pose a threat to human health and can only be transmitted from horse to horse. The positive case at Gulfstream Park serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining high biosecurity measures and the need for constant vigilance in protecting the health and safety of horses in the racing industry. Gulfstream Park has assured the public that they are taking all necessary steps to contain the spread of the virus and will continue to provide updates as the situation develops. The racetrack is committed to ensuring the well-being of all horses and ensuring a safe racing environment for both horses and jockeys.

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