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22nd February 2019 - Latest Update on Equine Flu

Please note that following the latest advice from the BEF concerning equine flu many venues used by The Pony Club require horses and ponies to have had a booster in the last six months. With Dengie and Mounted Games trials happening please make sure that you are up to date and if in doubt please consult your local vet. The Pony Club vaccination rule states that no pony may attend a competition if it has had a booster in the previous 6 days so timing is key. We will be checking passports at these events.

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the equine flu outbreak and notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust that there have been positive tests in Yorkshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Kent.

Throughout this outbreak the BEF has urged equine owners to ensure their vaccination records are up to date. If it has been longer than six months since their last vaccination we strongly recommend discussing a booster with their veterinary surgeon.

The BEF continues to urge all competition and training event organisers to check the equine ID passports of all horses to make sure they comply with vaccination rules.

A number of event organisers have put extra precautionary measures in place – as they are perfectly entitled to. British Eventing have announced an updated vaccination policy for all their fixtures – effective from March 1st 2019.

The BEF continues to remind all participants that they should check venue requirements before they set out.

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