BEF Flu Update (May 2019)
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the equine flu outbreak – there were 11 further cases in April as reported by the Animal Health Trust.
The BEF continues to urge all owners to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date to help prevent the spread of equine flu. The BEF strongly recommends that if it has been more than six months since the last vaccination, that owners discuss a booster with their veterinary surgeon.
It is also vital that unvaccinated horses do not mix with other equines due to the increased risk of such an infectious disease spreading.
BEF recommendations are based on advice from experts in equine flu and epidemiology with experience in managing previous outbreaks. The BEF will continue to review our recommendations based on scientific advice.