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Merial and the Animal Health Trust launch ‘Equine Flu Awareness Month’ in April 2016

With ~40% of the UK leisure horse population vaccinated against equine flu, and an estimated minimum of 70% vaccination required to prevent an epidemic, Merial and the Animal Health Trust (AHT) have joined forces to launch the UK’s first Equine Flu Awareness Month in April 2016.1,2


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