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Truro Quarantine Lifted

Published: January 2, 2009 1:31 pm ET

Last Comment: January 4, 2009 1:32 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

This afternoon, the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission's Director Of Racing, Dr. Paul Hogan, told Trot Insider that Truro Raceway is strangles-free.

"The quarantine at Truro Raceway has been lifted as all test results have come back negative for strangles," said Hogan. "All horses are free to go about business as usual."

On December 14, officials scratched nearly 40 horses and a quarantine was put in place as a precautionary measure after initial test results on two horses came back as inconclusive for the highly contagious respiratory disease.

January 4, 2009 - 1:32 amSeveral years ago I bought a

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Several years ago I bought a horse in Ont that when he arrived was very ill and after a visit from our local vet was determined to have strangles. we were lucky that my trainer suspected the problem and called the vet ASAP.We put the horse in isolation and our only problem was keeping everyone out of that barn.thankfully, after following the vét instructions the puss pocket broke externally and he was fine. Regardless, it is incumbant upon every horse owner to practice good housekeeping to prevent the spread of this problem. Good luck to everyone involved with this problem

January 2, 2009 - 9:08 pmit was mishandled and

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

it was mishandled and MPHRC acted on an uniformed infor,mant..THAT person should now be dealt with..SEVERLY too

January 2, 2009 - 6:21 pmIf its not strangles then

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

If its not strangles then what exactly did all the sick horses have?

January 2, 2009 - 3:36 pmI wouldn't say it was

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

I wouldn't say it was mishandled, one should always lean on the side of caution. I know it put many horsemen in a difficult situation for a while.

January 2, 2009 - 1:52 pmGreat news. It's still too

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Great news. It's still too bad that the situation was mis-handled from the beginning. Sure hope people learn a lesson on this.


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