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Horse fever broke out in France

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The Equine Pathology Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RESPE) is calling for vigilance following the detection of a case of equine influenza in Vienna. Adhering to biosecurity measures is more recommended than ever.

“Since the end of October, the number of cases horse fever “proliferated in the United Kingdom”, warns the Equine Pathology Epidemiological Surveillance Network (respect) in a note published on December 12, 2022. About fifteen outbreaks have been identified for a total of about thirty positive cases. Some of the horses concerned were imported from Ireland and the Netherlands.

Delay in vaccine delivery

Since 5 December 2022, in France, an outbreak has been identified in the Vienne department. According to Respe, these are two horses from Ireland. “Winter is good for circulation Respiratory viruses“, stressing that vaccination coverage is not ideal this year as the tension in the supply of vaccines continues for several weeks. “Delays in delivery can still be expected”, the network indicates.

In these circumstances, Respe asks veterinarians and equine owners to respect the measures. Biosecurity To prevent further spread of the disease.

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