Emergency First Aid at Work 21/04/20

Emergency First Aid at Work 21/04/20

FAA Level 3 (nationally recognised) course “Emergency First Aid at Work” with an equine perspective

  • Valid for 3 years before renewal is required.
  • Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6-9pm (attendance on both evenings is required to get the qualification).
  • Venue:Topwood Farm, Oldcastle Lane,
    Threapwood, Malpas, SY14 7PA
  • Trainer: Medi-K Training
  • Cost: £50 per person.

Book your place online here (scroll down to April 21st).  Please enter the cardholder/paypal account name and address where the system requests “Parent details”.

Tonia Rutherford, 07976 692728
Sir W.W. Wynn’s Hunt Branch

EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) outbreak

EHV-1 outbreak update 13/01/20

On Thursday 9 January, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) issued an update following the confirmed diagnosis of EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) at an equestrian centre in Hampshire, which has now been named as Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre in Fareham.

In consultation with the Animal Health Trust, the BEF is today strongly recommending that any horse or pony who visited Crofton Manor EC between 20 December and 7 January is tested by a veterinary surgeon for EHV. This is in addition to the originally recommended isolation period of 14 days and daily clinical monitoring. Owners of any horses or ponies who have been to Crofton EC in the specified should liaise directly with their veterinary surgeon on the testing process and advice.

EHV-1 is a contagious disease that can be spread through direct and indirect contact, with the virus surviving in the environment for several weeks. Clinical signs include a high temperature, coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy and loss of appetite. Severely affected animals can display neurological symptoms, and pregnant mares can also suddenly and unexpectantly miscarry their unborn foal.
The BEF recommends that all horse owners remain vigilant for signs of the virus, maintain excellent biosecurity and consult with their vets if they are concerned.