Subscription Required


Everything You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

This February, equine influenza generated mainstream media attention when a wide-spread outbreak of the disease caused a six-day racing industry shutdown in the United Kingdom. Coverage by news organizations such as The Guardian newspaper, the BBC and CNN highlighted the national scope of the outbreak that – as of Feb. 17 – included 29 separate outbreaks in 17 counties across England and Scotland. In addition to the race meet cancellations, a total of 174 racing stables were placed under full lockdown by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) after the disease was found to be present in horses that had been vaccinated against influenza. The BHAs move prompted Ireland to place a temporary ban on entries from all UK-based racehorses. Although racing in the UK resumed by the end of the month, the February outbreak resulted in the loss of 23 racing meets and an estimated $350 million in revenue for…

Your current subscription does not include access to this article. UPGRADE NOW!


Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.

First time logging in?
Click here.

Tablet/Mobile users must also refresh after login to activate subscription.

Not a subscriber yet?
Click here to see our print and digital subscription offers that include full access to all articles.

Subscribe now and enjoy full access to

Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.

digital subscription

Get full access to including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.

print subscription

Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.

View Print and Digital Subscription Offers

Love our Articles?

If you enjoyed reading the articles on this website, consider subscribing to get upcoming issues as they are published! Simply click on the button below to see your options.


to top