BHA Issue New Update On Equine Influenza

The equine influenza investigation is the biggest talking point of today in the news and in the sport with all media outlets trying to get a handle on what is happening.

The BHA are trying to keep all parties updated as soon as possible with correct and concise information and they havve recently released another statement giving us a better understanding as to what is happening.

(Credit The BHA) part of the statement reads: "The results from those tests will not be known until this evening. Following these results being known a call will be convened to discuss the implications and a decision will then be made as to the impact on racing in the coming days.

"We are aware that people want to know the situation as regards racing tomorrow and this weekend and we will seek to provide more clarity as soon as we are able.

"It is likely that any definitive decisions on whether racing can take place tomorrow will be taken later this evening.We are contacting trainers of all yards which might conceivably have had contact with horses from the affected yard in order to advise them on biosecurity measures and to ask them not to move horses.

"We are also issuing guidance to the wider population of trainers. We are working closely with the National Trainers Federation to share this information and ensure that trainers are kept as informed as possible.

Trainers are being sent a contact number should they have further questions, and they are advised to contact their vets with any further concerns."

Horses in the sport are not the only ones that could be affected by this problem with non thoroughbred race horses who are most likely not vaccinated and susceptible to the virus.

This is why strict measures are being warned by the BHA to all people visiting race yards for the foreseeable future.

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The BHA added: "Anyone visiting a racing yard should exercise appropriate caution and check with a trainer before visiting, and trainers are advised to limit where possible the movement of people to and from their yard.

"There is a Code of Practice for dealing with infectious diseases on the website of the National Trainers Federation.All British race horses are vaccinated against equine influenza.

"However this strain has affected vaccinated horses. The disease may be serious in unvaccinated horses, although symptoms in vaccinated horses are usually mild and transient.

"Symptoms may include a raised temperature, a cough and nasal discharge. It is highly contagious. Humans are not at risk from the virus though can be transmitters of the virus."

Australia back in 2007 suffered a very similar problem that saw racing stopped for four months but the governing body in the UK have stated that this is a different issue

They added: "The situation here is not the same as the incident in Australia in 2007. Australian thoroughbreds are not vaccinated against influenza, while British thoroughbreds are, as the virus is endemic in the UK.

"Therefore an important barrier is in place to prevent the same situation occurring here. However, as we have seen in Europe, the virus has affected vaccinated horses in this case.

"The vaccine should however help reduce to a certain extent the effect and spread of the disease in thoroughbreds.This is a wider horse health issue which is not confined to horseracing.

"Unlike thoroughbreds in Britain, it is not compulsory for the wider horse population to be vaccinated against equine flu. Whilst the BHA is not specifically responsible for non-race-horses, the general advice to owners would be to contact your vet if you have concerns."

Due to this statement being released it has seen racecourses already start to call off meetings with Wolverhampton being the first track to do it with their Saturday meeting.

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(Quotes taken straight from BHA Website and The Winners Enclosure take no responsibilty for these)

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