Equine Flu Update from BEF

Equine Flu Update from BEF

  • Three further cases confirmed
  • Veterinary experts confirm it’s not necessary to cancel equine events
  • Owners advised to remain vigilant

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has released notes of the latest update from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Friday 8th February. The BHA has confirmed that there have been three further positive results for equine flu. The latest update brings the total number of positive results to six – all of which are in the same racing yard.

The advice from our veterinary experts remains that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events. There is as yet no evidence of widespread infection, however we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Further updates will be published as more information becomes available.

We continue to urge all horse owners to be vigilant and follow the recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.

We also urge any owners with suspected cases to take immediate veterinary advice. If equine flu is confirmed, by laboratory testing, they should contact their relevant member body.

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