Horse racing occasions have been cancelled throughout the nation after the extremely infectious illness was found at Donald McCain’s steady in Cheshire on Thursday.
Four new cases have been confirmed at coach Simon Crisford’s steady in Newmarket, Suffolk, on Sunday.
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The charity mentioned in a press release: “As a result of current outbreak of equine influenza within the UK, we’ve got taken the precautionary choice to quickly shut our websites to members of the general public till additional discover.
“Our resident donkeys usually are not affected by this outbreak, however we’re maintaining a really shut eye on them.”
The British Horseracing Authority imposed a six-day shutdown on horseracing after the unique three circumstances have been reported.
It had hoped to renew racing on Wednesday after asserting 700 checks had been returned destructive, with the identical quantity anticipated to be given the all filter out of greater than 2,000 samples acquired by the Animal Health Trust.
Nonetheless, the authority mentioned on Sunday evening it couldn’t but say when racing would return.
It suggested that solely pressing visits ought to be made to stables the place circumstances of equine flu have been recorded.
A complete of 174 yards have had testing since a fixture in Newcastle on 5 February was recognized as a possible threat fixture.
Licensed trainers, veterinary surgical procedures, farriers and racing colleges are being suggested to proceed elevated vigilance in biosecurity.
In 2001, an outbreak of foot-and-mouth illness resulted in a two-month suspension of racing for 2 months in Britain, resulting in the cancellation of the Cheltenham Festival, which is held each March.