Equine herpesvirus suspected at Bowie center

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Officials at the Bowie Training Center say 27 horses in a barn there have been quarantined after a horse suspected of being infected with equine herpesvirus was euthanized.

Racing officials say a horse stabled at Barn 16 was put down Saturday morning, and state agriculture officials are awaiting test results.

The Maryland Jockey Club placed a hold order on Barn 16, which houses horses trained by Annette Eubanks, Bobby Lee Plummer and Patrick Magill. Horses conditioned by those trainers will not be allowed out of the barn until given clearance by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Equine herpesvirus-1 causes upper respiratory infection and can cause neurological disease. The illness can spread by coughing or sneezing, as well as by direct contact with infected horses, feed and equipment.

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