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post #11 of 16 Old 02-18-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Equine flu in some barns in Ontario

Didn't want to freak people out with stating rampaging .lol maybe that was dramatic.
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-19-2019, 10:57 AM
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The latest I read on a Horse and Hound 'newsflash' is that its a mutated version of an existing flu strain so horses that are vaccinated against that strain will get it but won't be nearly as bad as those that have had no vaccination against that strain
I remember something similar in the UK in the 1970's that was really nasty. Vaccinations weren't so commonly used amongst pleasure riders and it really did spread fast because little to nothing was done in terms of quarantine.
I was surprised by Facebook comments from people who disagreed with cancelling a few upcoming small shows but with the summer show season looming now and the number of cases increasing the whole show season could fail anyway
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When the racing was off in the UK, there were people saying that your average horse wasn't at risk as they didn't need to be moved as much as racehorses. Now we're hearing about outbreaks in yards due to horses being moved. People must be ignorant of, or choosing to ignore, the first signs of ill health or don't believe that it'll happen to them and they want to carry on as normal. If they looked at the bigger picture, they might see that stopping movement for a short time might prevent an epidemic and no show season.
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-19-2019, 03:30 PM
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All three of my horses got it last summer. They were vaccinated for it in the spring. The two mares got over it pretty quickly and the filly developed a sinus infection from which seems to be FINALLY gone.

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-20-2019, 06:51 AM
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Yes, I have heard. Sounds miserable. Have you tried Zev for breaking up the mucus? It works well for my horses if they appear to have runny noses. I also give it on the slightest sign of a cough since one of my horses used to have heaves very badly. A couple of days of Zev and they seem better. Smells like turpentine, but for some reason, they seem to eat it up in their beet pulp happily.
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post #16 of 16 Old 02-20-2019, 09:26 AM
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Well, i saw the snot come back one time and have not seen it since. It's been almost two weeks so I'm really hoping that she is completely over it. The only time that she acted sick is when they were all going through there thing and coughing early last summer.

Right now at almost three, she is really full of herself and enjoying life.
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