Equine Influenza – Lindores Policy

by | Feb 27, 2019 | News

** Lindores Equestrian Policy regarding Equine Influenza**

In line with BEF Veterinary Advice we can confirm that the events we have planned in will be going ahead as scheduled.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely but require that all horses attending Lindores are FULLY VACCINATED and that owners are vigilant, and if they have any concerns about their horse, other horses on their yard, that they are responsible and they do not travel their horse.
Passport spots checks will become standard practice at Lindores and if you do not have your passport with you – you will not be able to unload your horse to train or camp.
Vaccinations are vital in tackling the spread of the disease so all owners must ensure that their vaccination records are up to date, and if it’s been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination then discuss a booster with your veterinary surgeon.
Lindores are not stipulating that all horses visiting our yard must have a booster within the last 6 months. We are aligning with British Eventing Federation and request that you discuss whether a booster is required with your veterinary surgeon.
Clinical signs of equine influenza (flu) include:
– The sudden onset of a dry, harsh cough which can continue for two to three weeks and potentially persist for longer
– A raised temperature which lasts around 7 – 10 days
– A nasal discharge that is initially clear but becomes thick and purulent
– Loss of appetite
– Lethargy
Please contact your vet immediately if you have any concerns and do not travel your horse.
For more information visit: http://www.bhs.org.uk/…/press-ce…/news/2019/equine-influenza