Harnessracing.com has learned four of veteran Illinois-based trainer Nelson Willis’s horses have tested for equine herpes (EHV-1) and his barn at
Willis qualified some of his horses on Friday, April 13, and then some showed signs of sickness the following day. Another showed signs of EHV-1 the past weekend.
As a result of the quarantine and the EHV-1 outbreak, David P. Fitzpatrick DVM, chief state veterinarian for the
“With the prevalence of EHV-1 outbreaks in other jurisdictions, I would like to make the following recommendations to protect horses racing at Balmoral and
Trainers are advised to consult with their veterinarian if they have febrile horses and also on good bio-security procedures. Contact the State Veterinarian’s office if you have any questions or problems."