Cases of the EHV-1 Neurological Disease have been confirmed in the USA.
Currently Turf Paradise is under quarantine to address the issue.
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino have implemented restrictions on horses coming to Alberta from USA racetracks and training centres.
These horses must have… a veterinary certificate stating that they were examined by a veterinarian, that the horse is healthy with a normal temperature, that the horse has not been in contact with any sick or potentially herpes positive or suspicious horses within the previous 21 days, and that the horse has been vaccinated with a flu-rhino vaccine within the last 6 weeks.
This examination must be done within 72 hours of departure for Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. These horses will be examined by a veterinarian before entry to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
The Alberta horse racing industry is reminded that all horses must show a certificate of a clean bill of health and that there are horse entry protocols in place at all Alberta Racetracks.
The Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry will be monitoring this issue on a daily basis in best interest of our equine athletes.