Quarantine Imposed at Parx Racing after New EHV-1 Case photo © Parx Racing

Quarantine Imposed at Parx Racing after New EHV-1 Case

 

Pennsylvania racing officials announced Friday that a horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).

Three barns are quarantined at Parx Racing, according to a statement posted on the track’s Facebook page. “Within the past few weeks, horses in contact with this horse have either been claimed or moved.”
Included in the quarantine are barns 19, 23, and 32. Thoroughbreds in those barns are not allowed to train and “no horses are permitted to leave the backstretch until further notice.” The track was under quarantine due to EHV-1 through December. It was lifted January 10.
The quarantine period for EHV-1 is typically at least 21 days.