Two racing stables in Ireland have been locked down over equine influenza fears in recent weeks while the sport has continued there, The Guardian can reveal. That enabled them to contact Irish trainers who had runners at Ayr that day, where McCain also had runners; those Irish horses were stopped from returning to their own stables and have since been kept in isolation. “I really, really would like Irish trainers to understand that reporting and diagnosis is critical. If they have something that they think could be flu, looks like flu, might be flu, please treat it like flu. In contrast to the situation in Britain, Irish racing has no rule requiring trainers to notify the regulator of any EI cases, though this is likely to come under review.
Source: The Guardian February 11, 2019 11:11 UTC