Like the whole nation we are determined to do our part in defeating the coronavirus and help to save lives by following the Prime Minister’s instructions from yesterday.
We want to keep our clients safe whilst still providing care for sick and injured horses over the next three weeks, and we promise to do our very best to maintain an urgent care service as long as that is allowed.
We will only be providing care to horses that is essential for their health and welfare. This direction has come from our regulatory body (The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons).
The British Equine Veterinary Association is in urgent discussion with equine sports regulators to ask for an extension to the usual 365 day influenza vaccination rule. In the meantime we have been instructed by our regulators that all influenza vaccinations should stop. We will run a vaccine amnesty later in the year to help if any horses are required to re-start their vaccination course.
We will no longer be offering zone visits during this period.
We are also trying to ensure that all the horses under our care receive the medication they require. It is unlikely that we will run out of any medicines but we are experiencing changes in our medical deliveries. We ask that during this period clients only order one month’s supply of medication at a time.