The British Horseracing Authority have announced overnight that a return to Racing will start on Wednesday this week.
Thousands of nasopharyngeal swabs have been analysed and only two racing stables are currently affected. On these two yards only a handful of horses have returned positive results – some of which are not displaying any clinical symptom – therefore highlighting the benefits of vaccination.
Clearly there are many yards which have not been sampled and the current national outbreak of Equine Influenza in the wider equine population will remain a source of possible infection to the racing community.
In the general horse population we need to remain vigilant as there are large numbers of unvaccinated horses where symptoms may be more severe and transmission more rapid.
Keep an eye on https://www.aht.org.uk/disease-surveillance/equiflunet for daily updates as the situation can change rapidly.
This is very pleasing news.