As part of its ongoing communication around the new equine influenza protocols which came in place from 1 May 2019, the BHA has today clarified the requirements for runners from non-licensed yards in Britain.

The existing temporary measures for all runners from both licensed and non-licensed yards have now been adjusted such that all horses who are presented at a racecourse will need to show that they have been vaccinated against equine influenza within the last eight months, with a one month grace period, meaning nine months for practical purposes.

In addition, all horses from unlicensed yards will still need to provide a health declaration on arrival at the racecourse, alongside a negative result for equine influenza from a nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) taken within the previous 72 hours.