Honeymoon wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm
It is all across the news here in the UK. We live near Newmarket and Huntingdon. I think it would be wise, for all people who had contact to infected horses, to stay away from any other equine facility. My gosh it‘s foaling season. The roads are full of trailer with mares who are on their way to their next matings.
I’m near to Lambourn so it’s a similar situation. I also work with horses and students who have their own horses but handle ours too...a slight biosecurity nightmare at the moment even though the risks are tiny and they’re all vaccinated, you can never be too careful. We had the same thing when we had an outbreak of strangles in the local area.
On a different note, I was thinking early how nowadays racing only makes the headlines in the UK typically when something bad has happened; Cheltenham, Grand National, whip rules etc. Gone are the days when it was covered as part of the sports results.