Horses are also victims of a virus.
If the flu circulates actively in horse races, rhinopneumonia, which currently affects competition horses, is of great concern.
This virus was detected in Spain during an international test in Valencia.
Four of the one hundred and fifty equines present on the site "died", tells us a press release published by the network of Epidemio-Surveillance in Equine Pathology (RESPE).
And it is the neurological symptoms that panic.
Moreover, the French Equestrian Federation has decided to suspend all competitions on the national territory until March 28 after several confirmed outbreaks.
"The slightest case in the races would be dramatic", declares Franck Anne, confirmed trotting trainer.
The players in the races will therefore have to be vigilant in the coming weeks on the evolution of this disease, rhinopneumonia.
Compulsory vaccination to participate in competitions should protect the entire industry.
Analyzes of this strain of the virus are underway to ensure the efficacy of the vaccine.
Despite everything, Franck Anne, a renowned professional in the world of trotting, whose stable was the victim of the strangles and flu virus quite recently, prefers to alert.
“It is absolutely necessary to communicate on the subject, proclaims the coach-driver, who has more than twenty years of experience and is based in Bazoches-au-Houlme (Orne).
Avoid contact networks, collective horse transport.
The slightest case in the races would be dramatic.
“Videos, which circulate on social networks, are also cold in the back.
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Today we are talking about an epidemic of the nervous form of rhinopneumonia. Most of you have never seen one. You are probably unaware of the risks your horse is running at this time if he develops the nervous form of the disease. Here is a summary in 3 minutes, a week of a constant fight to save this mare among the best 7 years old last year, and struck down last Saturday on her return from Valencia.I am deeply admiring the energy, the dedication and the constant attention shown by her two owners, Patricia and Valérie, by her date Thibault and by all the entourage of this little crack. I think this will save her. Thank you for agreeing to publish these images for the information of all Riders friends think carefully because this is watching your favorite horse even if it is properly vaccinated I think very deeply that the confinement of horses and the immediate end of national competitions and even more so
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France Galop also wanted to raise awareness of the dangerousness of the disease via a press release: "It is necessary to be particularly attentive and to avoid any sharing of transport and mixing of populations (avoid the transport of equines coming from different stables or having different vaccination status).
Equipment in general (care, work, food, water, etc.), transport vehicles and personnel (hands, clothing, etc.) can also indirectly transport the virus and contribute significantly to the spread of the disease. .. Vaccinated horses which have been in contact with the virus but which do not show any symptoms can be carriers of the virus "at the tip of the nose" ... These clinically healthy animals can be an important vector of the disease by direct contact ... "
And to conclude: “In the event of non-compliance with these measures, the virus could spread to a larger proportion of the equine sector and cause a more extensive paralysis of equestrian or horse-riding activities.