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Equine Flu: Win the race to prevent outbreaks with OTEX ozone disinfection

A serious case of equine flu hit the UK in early 2019, causing a number of British horseracing meetings to be cancelled.

What is Equine Flu?

Equine Influenza (also known as Horse Flu) is a highly infectious disease that affects horses, mules and donkeys, caused by strains of the influenza A virus. It's the most potentially damaging of the respiratory viruses that occur in horse species.

Equine Flu symptoms:

  • High fever

  • Coughing

  • Muscular discomfort/pain

  • Nasal discharge

  • Depression

  • Lack of appetite for food and drink

  • Enlarged lymph nodes

  • Risk of Pneumonia


How long does Equine Flu last?

Horses will be infectious for 7-10 days, though their cough may last for a number of weeks.

Protecting your horses

As equine flu can be highly contagious as well as being transmitted indirectly, including via people, clothing and equipment it is important to ensure all kit, rugs and blankets are washed and disinfected effectively to prevent the disease from spreading.

Ozone Laundry Disinfection

The OTEX ozone washer system - primarily used in care and hospital laundries - is a powerful disinfectant that eliminates 99.999% of harmful micro-organisms during a cool wash cycle all whilst saving money on utility bills.
 

OTEX: Ideal for vets and stables

As the experts in laundry solutions, JLA developed its ground-breaking OTEX ozone system in 2004, in recognition of the need for thorough and reliable disinfection of laundry in many sectors including care homes, hotels, vet surgeries and stables.



By using OTEX in their washing machines, Stable owners can rest assured that a cool wash cycle will disinfect numnahs, blankets or large rugs and ultimately help to prevent cross-infection on their premises. For more information on OTEX, visit our OTEX section or request a callback.

 



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