Rescue home cancels open day

By: Horse Deals


Rescue home cancels open day
Rescue home cancels open day
Bransby Home of Rest for Horses in Lincolnshire has cancelled it’s open day this month following an outbreak of Equine Influenza, a highly contagious disease.
A statement from Sally Howard, the home’s Equine Welfare Manager ,said: " We are devastated by this development which will have serious consequences for the charity and the horses it cares for, especially over the next couple of months. Staff are always extremely careful to ensure all animals that are received by the charity are put into quarantine for at least four weeks and then thoroughly tested before being allowed to mix with the herd.
"The source of this infection is not yet known but we will try to discover and eliminate it. Vaccines are available but the ongoing cost of protecting 271 horses would add significantly to the already high costs of maintain the herd. However we will do all we can to contain the disease and to relive the suffering of those affected. In order to help achieve this, unfortunately, we are sorry that we must restrict areas open to visitors."
For more information visit www.bransbyhorses.co.uk