Equine Influenza: Update 9 am, Wednesday 20th February
The Hunting Office remains in contact with the BEF High Health Steering Group and others.
The advice on hunting remains as per the previous update on 12th February. However, Hunts should remind members to be vigilant. It is clear from the BEF update (click here) that Equine Influenza has spread and that there are confirmed outbreaks in a number of areas where there are unvaccinated non-thoroughbreds.
Useful links with information about Equine Influenza include
The Animal Health Trust: https://www.aht.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/What-to-do-with-equine-flu.pdf and
The British Equestrian Federation Q&A. https://www.britishhorseracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Equine-Influenza-QandA-10-02-19-1.pdf
is the administrative hub for the Council of Hunting Associations. The Hunting Office exists to help and advise Masters and its member Hunts. It represents and supports packs of hounds from fourteen hunting associations in England, Scotland and Wales, providing advice on all matters regarding hunting activities, hunt management and hound health & welfare.
The Hunting Office Bursary Scheme, run in conjunction with Haddon Training, and supported by the Hunt Servants Fund, aims to recruit and train young people wishing to pursue a career in hunting. The National Diploma in Animal Care is a Level 2 Apprenticeship and a recognised national qualification. Participating hunts can offer a practical, structured and supportive framework for apprentices to gain the appropriate transferrable skills and knowledge within the hunting industry.