Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs remembers Debbie Schauf 

Sunday’s schedule includes special race in remembrance of the late OQHRA executive director

CLAREMORE, Okla. - September 19, 2019 – Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs officials have added a tribute race to Sunday’s race card to honor respected horsewoman and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association executive director Debbie Schauf.

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Cajun King Fires Off Layoff To Set Fastest Time In Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity Trials

Cajun King, under jockey Jimmy D. Brooks, setting the fastest time in Saturday's Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity trials at Will Rogers Downs.   © Coady PhotographyCajun King, under jockey Jimmy D. Brooks, setting the fastest time in Saturday's Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity trials at Will Rogers Downs. © Coady Photography

CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 - Courtesy StallionESearchCajun King, a son of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel, rolled to a 1-¼ length win in Saturday's Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity trials on Saturday at Will Rogers Downs. 

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Will Rogers To Open 2019 QH Meet Saturday, Lota Shakin Goin On Heads 8 Black Gold 350 Trials

Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity(RG2) runner-up Lotta Shakin Goin On will read eight trials on Saturday for the $252,876 Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. © Dustin Orona PhotographyRemington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity(RG2) runner-up Lotta Shakin Goin On will read eight trials on Saturday for the $252,876 Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity at Will Rogers Downs. © Dustin Orona Photography

CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 - Courtesy StallionESearchWill Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma will kick off their 2019 live Quarter Horse meet on Saturday with a card that includes trials for the $252,876 Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity. Another $13,309 will be paid out in stallion awards. 

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VESICULAR STOMATITUS VIRUS CONFIRMED IN OKLAHOMA EQUINE

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FORESTRY

2800 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4912

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July 30, 2019

VESICULAR STOMATITUS VIRUS CONFIRMED IN OKLAHOMA EQUINE

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — On July 29, 2019, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis virus, also known as VSV, at a premise in Tillman county. This horse showed erosions in its mouth.

VSV is a viral disease of horses, donkeys, mules, cattle and swine. Initial symptoms include excessive salivation and reluctance to eat or drink. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats and coronary bands of their hooves. Lameness or weight loss may follow. Body temperature may rise immediately before or at the same time lesions first appear.

In 2019, VSV has been reported in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. This is the first outbreak since 2015-2016 and the first case in Oklahoma since the 1990s.

What Livestock Owners Need to Know:

  • VSV affects primarily horses and cattle.
  • VSV normally has an incubation period of 2-8 days before the infected animal develops blisters that swell and burst, leaving painful sores.
  • The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with infected animals or by blood-feeding insects.
  • If VSV is confirmed, infected animals are quarantined for 14 days after clinical signs of lesions are observed. This short-term quarantine helps prevent the movement of animals and the spread of the disease to other premises, fairs or markets.
  • Humans can also become infected with VSV, but it is a very rare event.

Recommended Actions:

There is currently no USDA-approved vaccination for VSV. Even with the best defensive measures, VSV could infect a herd.

However, these tips could help protect livestock:

  • Control biting flies
  • Keep equine stalled or under a roof at night to reduce exposure to flies
  • Keep stalls clean
  • Feed and water stock in individual buckets
  • Don’t visit any premise that is under quarantine

Veterinarians and livestock owners who suspect VSV in their animals should immediately contact the OK State Veterinarians office at (405) 522-6141.