Due to the recent outbreak of the neurological strain of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at Remington Park, the following entry policy will be implemented at Fonner Park, effective December 16, 2019 and until further notice:
All horses originating from Oklahoma will not be admitted to the Fonner Park stable area until January 4, 2020 and must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate). The health certificate must be issued by an accredited Oklahoma veterinarian within 72 hours prior to arrival at Fonner Park. Horses arriving to Fonner Park from Oklahoma beyond 72 hours of the Oklahoma health certificate issuance will not be admitted, unless reexamined by an accredited veterinarian (from the arrival state) within 72 hours of arrival to Fonner Park.
This health certificate must include the following information: 1. A valid rectal temperature at the time of inspection for each horse on the certificate. 2. Proof of vaccination for each horse on the certificate (including brand, serial number and expiration date) with a USDA approved modified live or killed vaccine for EHV-1, administered no less than 14 days and no more than 90 days from the time of arrival at Fonner Park. 3. The health certificate must also contain a statement by the issuing veterinarian that: • the veterinarian has physically examined each horse within 72 hours of issuing the health certificate, and the horse does not exhibit any clinical signs of the virus • the temperature of the horse was normal at the time of the examination • the veterinarian verified with the owner or trainer that the horse has not been exposed to a suspected EHV-1 positive horse 4. If the driver is unable to provide health certificates that include all of the requirements listed above for every horse in the driver’s trailer, van or transport vehicle, then none of those horses shall be permitted entrance to Fonner Park.
All trainers and horse haulers are urged to take extreme caution when transporting horses to properly disinfect and sanitize their trailers if there is any chance they may have transported an exposed horse.
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