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What Is Equiflunet?
Several horse diseases, such as anemia, slow fever, swamped fever, and mountain fever, are highly contagious forms of influenza that can get several horses sick before you know what’s happening. Tracking these diseases is essential to prevention, and that’s where Equiflunet comes in. It helps owners in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world track outbreaks, effectively reducing the number of cases. Keep reading while we look into how Equiflunet works and what it does to help you be better informed.
Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS)
EIDS is a group of projects that collate, aggregate and disseminate equine infectious disease surveillance data. The team is based in the United Kingdom and makes reports quarterly. It also works with other countries around the world trim prove the health of horses.
Equiflunet helps provide insights into the aggregated data collected about outbreaks of Equine influenza in the United Kingdom and globally. It offers detailed data back to 2019 and has links to historical data back to 2010. It also provides resources for vets and horse owners. Equiflunet only reports outbreaks once laboratory tests have one or more horses are sick to improve accuracy over records, but it also means there could be more outbreaks where testing was not done or unavailable.
If you are a horse owner, you can download a free help sheet that shows you how to identify a horse with influenza so you can take action sooner.
If you are a veterinarian, downloads are available that will help guide you on the best course of action when you encounter a horse with influenza.
The historical information section lets you see a map of the United Kingdom each year between 2010 in 2018. These maps have the areas of breakouts marked for quick reference.
The global analysis section of Equiflunet allows you to see the data concerning influenza outbreaks in 16 countries, including the United States, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, and many others. They present the data to you in several different ways to help make it easier to understand.
The UK analysis is similar to the global analysis, but with data pertaining only to the United Kingdom.
Equiflunet is a fantastic tool that can help you check if there are any outbreaks in your area to help keep your horses safe and healthy. You can also check the history of your location to know when the last outbreak occurred, and there is helpful information for both horse owners and veterinarians.
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Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts’ knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.