Racing Is Set To Return To Quarantined Track
One of the biggest stories of the week was the quarantine of the horse track at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. There were a lot of reasons everyone started talking about it, from the worry for the animals, to the snickers and giggles over the virus that caused the quarantine.
But all of that can be put aside, because according to the Louisiana Radio Network, they're getting back to work:
"Racing will continue at the New Orleans Fair Grounds this weekend, even though the entire track is under a quarantine in an effort to stop the spread of an equine herpes virus. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says horses in barns not exposed can keep racing, while exposed horses under quarantine are monitored for at least two weeks.
A two-year-old thoroughbred gelding was humanely euthanized right after Christmas, because of the virus."