|Effective Immediately: New Entry Policy
for Lone Star Park
Though the threat level to racing thoroughbreds
is very low at this point, Lone Star Park is taking a proactive approach
towards Equine Piroplasmosis to ensure the safety of the horse population
participating during the upcoming meet.
Therefore the following new entry requirements will be in place beginning
on Monday, March 15, 2010. This policy is for all horses shipping into
the stable area of Lone Star Park regardless of their origin:
All horses entering Lone Star Park must be accompanied by a Certificate
of Veterinary Inspection dated within the past 30 days that includes a
statement by the signing veterinarian that states: "I have inspected
these horses and they do not display clinical signs of Equine Piroplasmosis.
I have also prescribed and supervised the treatment for ticks with an
approved synthetic pyrethroid spray product."
You will need to provide an original copy of a negative Piroplasmosis
cElisa test for Theileria equi that has been performed since November
And, as usual, you must also provide a negative Coggins test within
the past twelve months.
In addition to these requirements Lone Star Park is also developing
procedures to minimize the risk of ticks through spraying and vegetation
management. We ask that horsemen and veterinarians remain vigilant in
watching for ticks and ensure that best management practices are maintained
concerning the use of needles.