equine flu

Florida: Home Of Horse and Dog Flu

Before 2003, there was no such thing as a dog-specific influenza virus, even though dogs spend a lot of time with mammals that can be infected with the flu, like humans, pigs and horses. Though dogs could have serological evidence of Influenza A, they were dead-end hosts, meaning the flu didn’t spread between dogs. That […]

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Equine Influenza Cases Still Rising In Britain

Equine Influenza (EI) continues to rise in Britain, with more than 200 confirmed cases so far this year. There were only two outbreaks reported in all of 2018. The Animal Health Trust’s Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Dr. Richard Newton, said the increased movement of horses to and from events and competitions is contributing […]

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British Horses Still Threatened By Equine Influenza

Outbreaks of equine influenza are still occurring across Britain and horse owners are encouraged to remain cautious and utilize measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The Animal Health Trust saw the second highest number of confirmed cases of equine flu in 2019 during the last week in May. Dr. Richard Newton, the director […]

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Equine Flu Outbreak Reported At Training Yard In France

France Galop announced Monday an outbreak of equine flu in an area that’s part of the Chantilly training center. The organization has not released the trainer’s identity nor the number of horses that might be affected. Since an equine flu outbreak in Britain led to the shutdown of British racing for almost a week, France […]

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British Racing Cancelled Until Next Wednesday; Stables On Lockdown With Equine Flu Scare

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed three cases of equine influenza, triggering the cancellation of all racing in Britain for the next several days and the shutdown of training yards across the country. According to the Racing Post, trainer Donald McCain said his stable was the source of the outbreak. More than 100 trainers have […]

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Confirmed Equine Flu In Vaccinated Horses Cause For Concern In Britain

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has cancelled racing in Britain on Thursday, February 7, because of equine influenza. The decision is supported by BHA’s industry veterinary committee; the concern stems from the presence of confirmed Equine Influenza in three horses that had been vaccinated for the disease. The horses confirmed with the disease had raced […]

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