Horse Flu in Ireland

Horse Flu in Ireland

Horse Flu in Ireland


The horse flu in Ireland – it has been big news recently which is hardly surprising considering how popular the sport is in this country.

We have a reputation worldwide in this sector, we have famous jockeys and trainers and the horse industry is important to our economy.

Little wonder then that the recent initial outbreak of equine flu in the UK caused a stir?.

We came across 2 articles that we thought of interest.

According to Wikipedia,  equine influenza (horse flu), the disease has a nearly 100% infection rate in an unvaccinated horse population with no prior exposure to the virus. Horses that are mildly affected will recover within 2 to 3 weeks; however, it may take up to 6 months for recovery for severely affected horses.

According to a recent article in The Guardian newspaper, two racing stables in Ireland have been locked down over equine influenza fears in recent weeks while the sport has continued there. The trainers involved have not been named by the authorities, in order to encourage other trainers to come forward if they fear they may have EI cases on their premises. The IHRB issued a new rule on Friday, that all runners must have had a flu vaccine within the previous eight weeks in order to be allowed to race.

horse flu in ireland

Another related article from The Guardian

How We Can Offer Some Prevention

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