Attention HBPA Members:

LAHBPA attended a meeting with representatives of the Louisiana State Racing Commission, the State Department of Agriculture, Fair Grounds (FG) backside committee, FG management, and FG racetrack practicing veterinarians.  Various issues and concerns regarding the ongoing quarantine were discussed.  The Department of Agriculture understands the concerns and will conduct a departmental meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the current protocol in place at FG.  Chairman Bob Wright, LSRC, then had all parties agree to meet to discuss any changes to the protocol with the FG practicing veterinarians within the week.  We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.