Equine flu continues to be a concern in Scotland with more cases in Central and North-Eastern areas. The strain of Florida Clade 1 is reported to be the current problem which both ProteqFlu and Equilis Prequenza vaccines cover. The vaccine used can be checked on equine passports. If equines in risk areas have not been vaccinated over the last six months, a booster has been advised.
With the busy season for riding centres fast approaching, it’s important to weight up the risks of movement between riders and horses. Unfortunately it is an impossible task to prevent someone from bringing the virus in with them if they have had contact with horses who have the virus as they may not know they have been in contact. It will be worrying time for businesses who rely in bringing in money during the busy periods to keep the business running.