There were 28 confirmed equine influenza outbreaks during May, compared to just 12 in April
Article courtesy from MRCVS Online June 2019
Equine influenza continues to be reported in the UK and Europe, according to the latest update from the Animal Health Trust (AHT).
The British Equine Veterinary Association is reminding its members to keep checking the AHT’s Equiflunet website for updates.
According to the latest update, there were 28 confirmed equine influenza outbreaks during May, in Sussex, Hertfordshire and Cheshire, compared to just 12 in April.
So far, all those that have been isolated and characterised by AHT have been the Florida Clade 1 strain. The majority of cases were seen in unvaccinated non-thoroughbreds.
Although not close to Doncaster, the UK’s CVO has confirmed two cases of equine viral arteritis in non-thoroughbred stallions on a premises in Dorset. Restrictions on breeding have been put in place on the animals to limit the risk of the disease spreading...
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