BEF Equine Flu Update - 24th May 2019

Friday 24 May 2019

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the Equine Flu outbreak and notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust which shows 13 confirmed cases in May 2019 – and nine in the last week alone.

This outbreak is no longer making headlines but the BEF urges owners to maintain their vigilance and ensure their vaccination records are up to date. We strongly recommend that if it has been longer than six months since the last vaccination, owners should discuss a booster with their veterinary surgeon.

It is also vital that unvaccinated horses do not mix with other equines due to the increased risk of such an infectious disease spreading.

Our recommendations are based on advice from experts in equine flu and epidemiology with experience in managing previous outbreaks. You can find more information on how to prevent the spread of equine flu and how to protect your horse here.

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