The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest figures from the Animal Health Trust showing five more outbreaks of equine flu in the last week. This brings the total number of outbreaks for March 2019 to 21.
The vast majority of these outbreaks are in unvaccinated horses. The BEF continues to urge all owners to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date to help prevent the spread of equine flu. If it has been more than six months since the last vaccination, we strongly recommend that owners discuss a booster with their veterinary surgeon.
It is vital that unvaccinated horses do not mix with other equines due to the increased risk of such an infectious disease spreading.
The BEF also strongly recommends that competition and event organisers check the Equine ID Passports of all attending horses to make sure they comply with vaccination rules.