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Back on Track – Save 25%

Milbourn Equine are pleased to be running another Back On Track campaign during Flu Awareness Month in April.

We are offering the opportunity for all eligible horses to receive a discounted restart primary vaccination course, saving you 25%

Why not restart now, taking advantage of this great offer combined with one of our £10 Zone Visits for even better value! Call your local branch now to arrange a visit.

Equine flu is not spread by direct contact alone. It can travel more than 2km in the air and be passed on via tack or equipment, quickly spreading from an individual to the whole yard and beyond. Clinical signs can be subtle, especially in horses with a history of vaccination. Horses presenting with as little as a low-grade cough and/or serous nasal discharge should arouse suspicion.

A horse with flu needs complete rest and isolation, often putting them out of action for weeks. In addition to this, outbreaks can affect competitions at all levels, potentially resulting in the cancellation of events in order to control the spread of disease. The equine flu virus evolves and changes constantly and it is important that its development is monitored in order to ensure vaccines protect against the circulating strains.

Visit www.equinefluawareness.com

VERY IMPORTANT SMALL PRINT – This offer is open to all equines over 12 months of age that have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue a booster. Any visit fee must be borne by the horse owner.

Hawkhurst Evening Talk

Thank you to everyone who came along to our evening talk on the 5th April at Bodiam International Arena and Leisure Club.

 

Juliette from Merial provided a very informative talk on equine flu and the importance of vaccinating.  A horse with flu needs complete rest and isolation, often putting them out of action for weeks. In addition to this, outbreaks can affect competitions at all levels, potentially resulting in the cancellation of events in order to control the spread of disease. The equine flu virus evolves and changes constantly and it is important that its development is monitored in order to ensure vaccines protect against the circulating strains.

Our Back on Track campaign is running throughout April offering a 25% discount if your horse’s flu vaccinations have lapsed. Do call us to take advantage of this special offer.

 

John Haizelden from ESFRS Large Animal Rescue explained more about the important job they do rescuing horses and other large animals!

The ESFRS Large Animal Rescue are also holding an Equine Safety Day informing about the dangers you should be aware of and giving you the opportunity to get your trailer or horsebox safety checked.

 

We also raised £95.20 for The British Horse Society Changing lives through horses campaign from the raffle on the night.

Don’t forget our next talk will be at our Sevington Clinic in Ashford on Gastric Ulcers April 25th so reserve your free place now!

Back On Track – Save 25%

Milbourn Equine are pleased to be running another Back On Track campaign during Flu Awareness Month in April.

We are offering the opportunity for all eligible horses to receive a discounted restart primary vaccination course, saving you 25%

Why not restart now, taking advantage of this great offer combined with one of our £10 Zone Visits for even better value! Call your local branch now to arrange a visit.

Equine flu is not spread by direct contact alone. It can travel more than 2km in the air and be passed on via tack or equipment, quickly spreading from an individual to the whole yard and beyond. Clinical signs can be subtle, especially in horses with a history of vaccination. Horses presenting with as little as a low-grade cough and/or serous nasal discharge should arouse suspicion. Visit www.equinefluawareness.com

VERY IMPORTANT SMALL PRINT – This offer is open to all equines over 12 months of age that have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue a booster. Any visit fee must be borne by the horse owner.

Equine Flu – Back On Track

BOTDuring November Milbourn Equine are running our successful Back on Track campaign.
If your horses vaccinations have lapsed this is a great opportunity for you to restart them for a discounted price. Call us to book your visit. More details

Equine flu is an infectious disease affecting the upper respiratory tract of horses. It is prevalent in the UK with frequent outbreaks recorded over the last few years.1

Snotty noseA horse with flu needs complete rest and isolation, often putting them out of action for weeks. Crucially, outbreaks can affect competitions of all levels potentially resulting in the cancellation of events in order to control the spread of disease.

Clinical signs usually appear within 1–5 days of exposure and can last for 3–6 weeks. They can include a high temperature, cough, nasal discharge, enlarged glands under the lower jaw, conjunctivitis, depression, loss of appetite and filling of the lower limbs.

If your horse shows any of these clinical signs consult the practice immediately, even if they have been vaccinated. This will allow appropriate tests to be carried out to determine the cause, and ensure that a suitable treatment plan is put in place. Remember to keep the horse isolated from others during this time as flu is highly infectious.

 

The equine flu virus evolves and changes constantly and it is important that its development is monitored in order to ensure vaccines protect against the circulating strains. Recent outbreaks in the UK are known to be of a strain called Florida Clade 2 (a sublineage of H3N8).1 Current guidelines from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recommend that vaccines should contain both Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains of the Florida sublineage.2

Milbourn Equine will be able to provide guidance on vaccines and the correct vaccination schedule for your horse.

Diagnosis and surveillance of equine flu

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) Equine Influenza Surveillance Programme at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) provides a laboratory testing service to all vets allowing them to submit swabs taken from horses with suspected flu and confirm not only if flu is present but also which strain is responsible.

How do we stay on top of flu?

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Hygiene & Biosecurity

Maintaining good hygiene and biosecurity practices on your yard can also help to prevent the spread of equine flu. This includes isolating new horses, disinfecting vehicles, and ensuring horses have their own haynets, feed bowls and tack etc.

Back on Track

BOTWe recently ran our successful Back on Track campaign this Summer. We have been alerted to a confirmed case of flu in an unvaccinated horse in Kent and so are extending our offer through October and November. Please take this opportunity to protect your horse and get their vaccinations Back on Track.

2014 saw an increase in the number of EI outbreaks in the UK and with more virus apparently circulating there is an increasing risk of virus mutation and a major epidemic. The last epidemic occurred in 2003 and historically the UK has seen one every 10-15 years.

Milbourn Equine uses the only vaccine available in the UK that contains the most up to date flu virus strains, that is the Florida sublineage Clades 1 & 2 as recommended by the OIE, World Health Organisation for Animal Health. 

Subsidised testing for EI is available and veterinary advice should be sought for any horses showing the typical clinical signs of cough, nasal discharge and a high temperature. 

In partnership with Merial, we are offering a discounted primary vaccination course:- £61.50 (flu and tetanus) or £57.75 (flu) for the first two vaccinations- a saving of £20.50 off the usual price.
Please note this offer is open to all equines over 12 months of age that have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue a booster. Any visit fee must be borne by the horse owner.

Find out more about how you can help protect your horse www.facebook.com/horsefittogo

Back on Track

HAS YOUR HORSE’S FLU VACCINATION LAPSED?

Take advantage of the latest Milbourn Equine & Merial offer in June & July and get those vaccinations back on track.

In partnership with Merial, we are offering a discounted primary vaccination course;  £61.50 (flu & tetanus) or £57.50 (flu) for the first two vaccinations – a saving of £20.50 off the usual price.

unnamedVERY IMPORTANT SMALL PRINT – This offer is open to all equines over 12 months of age that have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue a booster.  Any visit fee must be borne by the horse owner.