eQUINE FLU AWARENESS MONTH
In April 2016 we launched the UK’s first Equine Flu Awareness Month (EFAM) with the aim of raising awareness, understanding and virus surveillance of this highly contagious and continuously evolving disease.
Collaborating with Merial Animal Health, we joined forces to create the initiative. Head of epidemiology and disease surveillance, Dr Richard Newton, believes that the campaign was a significant step in the battle against equine flu: “The creation of Equine Flu Awareness Month is an important step forward for the equine industry. There have been 52 recorded outbreaks of equine influenza in the last two years, and whilst this may sound considerable, we believe it’s actually just the tip of the iceberg,” he says.
Our handy video series explains everything you need to know about flu, how to stop its transmission and how we diagnose and track the disease as it changes over time - keeping your horse better protected in the future...
What's different about Equine Flu?
An introduction from Dr Richard Newton, Head of Epidemiology, in why horse owners need to be Flu Aware, how Flu can infect a whole yard, and in some cases, even cause an entire show to be cancelled...Watch the video now
View the full series here