Canada EHV-1 Restrictions Partially Lifted

Officials have lifted the restrictions placed on one barn at the Campbellville Training Centre in Ontario.

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According to a May 30 notice to the industry, the Ontario Racing Comission (ORC) has lifted the restrictions placed on one barn at the Campbellville Training Centre, a harness racing training facility located in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. The ORC placed restrictions on the facility after horses previously stabled there tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

On May 21, Adam Chambers, BVMS, the ORC’s manager of veterinary services, told that two Standardbred racehorses tested positive for the virus, one of which was euthanized. The euthanized horse was previously stabled at the Campbellville Training Centre, but had recently left the facility.

On May 17, the ORC issued a notice to the industry stating that "horses stabled at the Campbellville Training Centre from April 29, 2013, are ineligible to race in Ontario until further notice."

On May 20, the commission issued another industry notice extending the EHV-1 restrictions: "This order has now been extended to include horses stabled or were stabled from April 29, 2013, at a private stable known as ‘Les Cedres.’ The stable is located near the town of Les Cedres, Québec, which is approximately 25 kilometers (about 15.5 miles) from the Ontario-Québec border, off the Autoroute 20

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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