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EHV - The Risk Has Not Gone Away
Just because EHV is no longer making equestrian news headlines, the risk hasn’t gone away. The outbreak In Valencia last year may now be slipping to the back of everyone's minds, but now is exactly the time owners should be making sure their biosecurity protocols are up to date.

We welcome Dr Richard Newton, BVSc MSc PhD FRCVS to give us his expert insight into this horrible disease and how we can protect our breeding stock. Richard is the Director of Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance for the Equine Infectious Diseases Surveillance at the University of Cambridge. He will give us an overview of this disease and what we need to think about, including codes of practice and sources of further information.

This is a horrible disease for breeders and this webinar will provide important information to help breeders avoid infection. A Q&A session at the end of the evening will provide an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Jan 19, 2022 07:00 PM in London

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Richard Newton BVSc MSc PhD FRCVS
After several years in general practice Richard joined the Animal Health Trust, based near Newmarket, the headquarters of British racing, where he acquired a breadth of experience in the epidemiology, surveillance and control of a range of equine infectious diseases, including influenza, strangles and equine herpesvirus. He was the Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance and Acting Director of Research at the Trust when it closed. Richard and his immediate team have been retained by the UK Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry and since November 2021 are based in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. They continue to provide global disease surveillance and advice on disease prevention and outbreak management. Recently he has been working as part of the FEI Veterinary Epidemiology Working Group, advising the FEI on outbreak management and return to competition following a large outbreak of EHV-1 disease in Spain and Portugal in 2021.