Guernsey

Strangles outbreak 'may harm summer events'

Horse racing at L'Ancresse Common
Image caption Mr Jamouneau said the community was worried about what would happen if the disease spread

Guernsey's summer events could be adversely affected if an outbreak of a horse disease is not contained, according to one horse event organiser.

Horse owners have been advised to isolate their animals after a case of Strangles was confirmed on Monday.

Jim Jamouneau, from the Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the Guernsey Race Club, said the island's horse community was worried.

He said: It's unfortunate as we haven't had any cases for a long time."

Mr Jamouneau said: "With so much activity in the equestrian calendar it makes everyone realise we've got to be really stringent."

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