You may have recently seen in the news about the outbreak of Equine Influenza and the impact this has had on UK Horse Racing. In pet / leisure horses this outbreak has been ongoing for a few months with our nearest case in Essex, I believe. However, the big worry now is that vaccinated horses are also contracting the disease, as has been the case with the Race Horses recently.
How you can help; if you are out walking, running or cycling and pass any fields with horses in, please do not approach them. This strain of the virus is described as 'rogue', it is highly contagious and is airborne. It can live on people's clothing, equipment and possibly dogs, for days. Equine flu is like human flu in as much as it can kill the young, the elderly and the weak. Therefore please help us to contain the outbreak by staying away from horses.
PLEASE PASS ON TO OTHER NON HORSE OWNING FRIENDS, SO THEY CAN READ AND TAKE ACTION.
For more information please see the link below;
Welcome to …. Teddy’s Trails
Walking is an excellent form of exercise, which requires no special physical strength or expensive equipment – and can take you to all sorts of places which are inaccessible to vehicles.
Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council is sponsoring Teddy’s Trails, to encourage us all to pull on our hiking boots or walking shoes and get out and about on our feet.
What are Teddy’s Trails?
These trails are set of self-guided walking routes through the countryside around the town. They have been reconnoitred and are personally recommended by Teddy, a fox terrier who has been a resident of the town since his puppyhood and is an enthusiastic and experienced user of the local footpath network.
Where are Teddy’s Trails?
Although Borehamwood and Elstree are only twelve miles from Trafalgar Square, they are surrounded by open countryside which is easily accessible on foot. Each trail starts at a point which can be reached by bus from Elstree & Borehamwood station, and each trail leads back to the station.