Equine flu

Equine flu was confirmed in two horses in the Perth area last month. Both horses have recovered well. One horse whose vaccines had lapsed by several months ran a high temperature and was off her food for a few days. The Animal Health Trust believe the virus to be one of the strains included in the current vaccines and this would seem to fit the picture as no other vaccinated horses on the yard were affected. We have seen no other cases on the yard or on neighbouring yards so hope the outbreak is now contained.

Signs to look out for in your horse are :

Cough
Nasal discharge
Off food
Lethargy
Tay Valley Veterinary Equine Centre is a prequenza equine flu surveillance practice and as such the AHT will process swabs for no charge as part of the national flu surveillance scheme.

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