Ringneill Equine Clinic is continuing to provide our full range of equine veterinary services during the current uncertain climate regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Well versed on biosecurity measures for animals it is now time we put this into practice to safeguard both ourselves and our clients.
Helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
In accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) our staff will be taking the appropriate basic measures to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
To new clients we meet, or old ones we’d like to greet, please do not take offence if one of our team doesn’t offer a handshake or take up an offer to stay for a drink after a call. Visitors to the office may also see additional biosecurity measures – please also do not take offence.
If you are experiencing clinical signs associated with COVID-19 such as a high temperature or persistent dry cough, or you are currently self-isolating, please make the office aware when making an appointment. This will not prevent our vets visiting or treating your horses but will allow us to take the appropriate precautions.
Is COVID-19 transmissible to, or from, our horses?
Although some strains of the Coronavirus are zoonotic (are transmissible between humans and animals) there is currently no evidence that horses or farm animals are susceptible to the COVID-19 strain of the virus, nor can they act as a source of infection to humans.
We will continue to keep you updated as required should any official recommendations change.