Our aim is to improve awareness of equine influenza amongst veterinary surgeons and horse owners.

Equine flu can have a huge impact on competitive events, but may also cause severe problems in pet horses if not recognized quickly.

So far all of the 2019 UK viruses that have been isolated and characterised at the AHT belong to Florida clade 1.

For all the latest information on laboratory confirmed outbreaks of EI in the UK in 2019, please follow the link below.

Find more information on outbreaks here

Download information on month-by-month outbreaks here:

Equine Flu August 2019

Equine Flu August 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu July 2019

Equine Flu July 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu June 2019

Equine Flu June 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu May 2019

Equine Flu May 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu April 2019

Equine Flu April 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu March 2019

Equine Flu March 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu February 2019

Equine Flu February 2019

Outbreaks

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Equine Flu January 2019

Equine Flu January 2019

Outbreaks

Read Equine Flu January 2019's bio

We can help

We are here to help veterinary surgeries when faced with a potential influenza outbreak. You can also find information here on the Animal Health Trust equine flu surveillance scheme, which provides free advice and diagnostic testing for equine influenza to all practices who register.

Equiflunet for vets

We’ll help you identify the signs of equine flu and inform you on the best course of action if you suspect your horse may be infected. You’ll also find useful information about the nature of this infection and how you can vaccinate to protect against influenza in your horse

Equiflunet for horse owners

We are an OIE reference laboratory for equine flu and provide support to other laboratories around the World. We also collaborate with an international network of laboratories and experts to help select virus strains suitable for use in commercial vaccines.

Equine influenza vaccine guidance

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Our work to protect against equine flu is dependent on equine nasal swab samples, so please call your veterinary surgeon if you think your horse has flu and have them sent in. The Horserace Betting Levy Board supports our work, so we offer free diagnostic testing for suspected cases.

Supported by Horserace Betting Levy Board