Equine Influenza

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Equine Influenza written by the Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equine Influenza or ‘flu’ is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus and can be passed very easily from one horse to another. The virus reproduces in the nose, throat and windpipe (respiratory tract) and is spread when the horse breathes, coughs or sneezes. The virus can also be passed on by direct contact between horses and by handlers, so good hygiene is very important. AHT Top Tip: Flu is easily passed on through contact so make sure you wash…

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