Scientists Examining Why Don’t Owners Vaccinate Against Flu

Horse owners are urged to assist with the research by completing an online survey.
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A research project led by a student at the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, is aiming to uncover why some horse owners choose not to vaccinate their animals against equine influenza.

Around 85% of all horses in the U.K. need to be vaccinated to protect the national herd stock. However, evidence from recent outbreaks suggest that some owners are failing to adequately protect their pets.

Will Bambra, an undergraduate student in the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, is leading a research project as part of his degree course which is aimed at improving our understanding of why some owners decide against vaccination.

He is asking owners to anonymously complete a short online survey featuring a number of questions exploring the factors that would have a bearing on their decision to vaccinate their animals as well as assessing their understanding of the impact of equine flu

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