Maryland: No Reports of Foal Losses or Ban on Entry of Horses From Kentucky

There have been no reports in Maryland of the two syndromes that are affecting the breeding industry in Kentucky, and no plans at this time to ban horses from entering the state.

"There is no sign of a problem here in Maryland," said Tim Capps, executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. "The only problem is Maryland breeders who have mares in Kentucky. They're not sure what to do at this point."

Capps said agriculture officials in Maryland are staying on top of the situation. "They are talking to their counterparts in Kentucky," he said. "If the Kentucky Department of Agriculture says to (consider imposing a ban), then they might look at it."

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