The Virology group at the Animal Health Trust works on a variety of viruses, primarily those causing infectious diseases of horses. We have a variety of grant-funded research projects, carry out surveillance for influenza and herpes viruses, and support the development of improved vaccines by working closely with vaccine manufacturers.
We also work closely with Diagnostic Laboratory Services to develop new or improved tests for equine infectious
diseases. The Animal Health Trust is an OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) reference laboratory for equine influenza and equine herpes viruses.
EQUIFLUNET & free diagnostic testing for equine influenza:
Please follow the related link to visit Equiflunet, our dedicated equine influenza site. Here you will find pages for veterinary surgeons and horse owners, including information about clinical signs, vaccines & our latest surveillance updates. You can also register for our sentinel practice scheme, to obtain free diagnostic testing.
Guidelines for minimising risk of spread of infectious disease
In the light of recent Equine HerpesVirus (EHV-1) outbreaks, the AHT has launched a set of guidelines for horse owners and event co-ordinators to help minimise the risk of any infectious disease spread.
You can download the guidelines here