BEF update: EHV-1 cases in Bedfordshire

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

British Equestrian and its Emergency Response Group have been made aware of the current EHV-1 cases confirmed at a livery yard adjacent to a major equestrian competition venue in Bedfordshire. Chair of the group, Jenny Hall BVSc MRCVS, has been monitoring the situation with vets involved and is confident all necessary actions and precautions have been taken by all concerned to manage the cases and mitigate any risks of spread.

We will continue to follow the situation closely and work with those involved but there is currently no recommendations for further action.

British Equestrian continues to urge all yard owners, staff and clients to maintain the highest levels of biosecurity at all times, particularly where new horses are arriving on to the yard. Everyone should familiarise themselves with the symptoms of a number of equine diseases such as EHV, equine influenza and strangles and consult their vet immediately if they have any concerns about horses in their care.