Equine Influenza - Vaccination Period
6 March 2019
The Authority has amended Rule (E)17 of the Rules of Racing regarding the maximum time permitted between booster vaccinations for equine influenza. The period has been reduced from a year to 6 months.
Reported case of Strangles in Jersey
20 February 2019
The Authority has been notified by vets of a suspected case of strangles in a non-thoroughbred imported into Jersey in early February. The vets report that the horse has been isolated since its arrival in the Island and there has been no movement on or off the relevant yard since its arrival. We have been informed that it was tested for respiratory diseases as soon as the first symptoms appeared and strict bio-security has been in place since initial examination.
Under these circumstances the likelihood of disease spread is low and no restrictions are being placed on the thoroughbred population. We remind all trainers to be vigilant with their bio-security measures.
Equine Flu outbreak in the UK
8 February 2019
Racing in the Channel Islands will commence in Jersey on Easter Monday 22 April, some 74 days away. The Authority and the Jersey Race Club (JRC) currently see no reason why that meeting will not go ahead.
The Authority and JRC are not aware of any influenza in any thoroughbred yards. Though it would remind trainers to make sure they have in place appropriate biosecurity measures.
The following was issued via Twitter this morning by the States of Jersey
“States Vet Dr Theo Knight-Jones warns there have recently been multiple outbreaks of equine influenza in UK & mainland Europe affecting vaccinated & unvaccinated horses. See http://www.equiflunet.org.uk for more information. If importing a horse to Jersey, make sure that it's vaccinated, get it health checked before it travels and ideally isolate on arrival in Jersey for a minimum of 7 days. If concerned contact your vet”
There will be no further updates unless deemed necessary.
Trainers are reminded to notify the Authority of the arrival of any new horse in their yards under Rule C(12).