On January 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service temporarily closed the Miami Animal Import Center to new arrivals after horses quarantined at the facility became sick. The specific cause of the illness is still being investigated but salmonellosis is suspected. The staff at the facility is taking precautions to control the spread of the disease.

The quarantine will remain in affect until March 31, leaving the ARK at JFK in New York the only available import/export animal facility on the east coast until the quarantine is lifted.

To read the official USDA report, click here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/228b23e