Many people are aware that there have been cases of equine herpes virus at a livery yard on the Hertfordshire – Bedfordshire border 30 miles away from Bury Farm.
Bury Farm Equestrian Village has considered its position regarding the running of competitions and training clinics and after careful thought and thorough veterinary advice from our vets based at Bury Farm on assessing the risks, it has been decided to continue to run events with the following precautions in place.
Equine Herpes Virus is spread via direct / indirect contact and aerosol spread from coughs and sneezes, so we advise that owners and riders avoid close contact between horses and do not share buckets or any other equipment.
Any horses demonstrating clinical signs of infectious disease such as swollen glands, increased temperature or coughing, should clearly stay at home as a precaution.
The recent outbreak is distressing for all concerned, however with sensible precautions and diligent owners, we feel that healthy horses can continue to work and compete as normal. If you need any further information, please contact your own Vets for advice. We are grateful for your cooperation. We will continue to receive advice from our Vets and our Governing bodies and continue to monitor the ongoing situation closely.
Bury Farm Equestrian Village