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 and further investigations are ongoing.
The animals affected are not racehorses and there is no indication upcoming racing events will be affected. There is no risk to public health.
Constant standing around in mud can compromise the health of your horse’s feet. Ensure feet are picked out daily. It may be necessary to bring some horses in each day to allow feet to dry out. Overreach boots may become a necessity to prevent loss of shoes in sticky...
A very useful warning from our friends The British Horse Society
Please give at least 24 hours notice for zone visits as they are very popular and booked on a first come first served basis
Equine Veterinary Centre