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BEF advice following equine flu outbreak
Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough,
snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes,
depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs. If you see any
of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately.
It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu,
or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do
not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of
horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest
that you should take veterinary advice.
We advise that horses are vaccinated with a booster for equine flu. If your
horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since
the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster with your
The BEF also has guidance on its
website regarding equine infectious diseases and is urging owners to
take the necessary precautions to avoid their horses becoming infected.
If you have any
suggestions or comments that you would like your committee to discuss or if
you have any questions
email us or speak to any committee member.
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(note the same form is to be used for new members and
The membership year runs from 1st February
to 31st January 2020. Both membership and insurance cover will
automatically terminate if the subscription isn't paid by 28th Feb
2019. Also, Members who have not renewed by February 28th will not be able
to compete in PC competitions at Area level or above.