Equine Influenza Statement

February 10, 2019

Please be assured that your Aspley Guise & District Riding Club committee are monitoring the current situation with regards to Equine Influenza (EI) and will be putting plans into action should the outbreak continue. We will refund any monies should we need to cancel, or if riders are unable to attend a clinic during this outbreak due to yards on lockdown.

 

In the meantime, please stay vigilant and contact your vet if you have any concerns. Please remember to bring your horse's passport to any clinics you attend.

 

Current advice from British Equuestrian Federation (BEF)

It is crucial for all horse and pony owners to be vigilant and follow recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.

 

Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough, snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes, depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs.

 

If you see any of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately.

 

It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take immediate veterinary advice.

 

If your horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster that is effective against this strain of flu with your vet.

 

Useful Links for Further Information

British Equestrian Federation (BEF)

Animal Health Trust (AHT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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