No Second Stand Down for Kennels affected by Cough

Following the nationwide spread of (Mycoplasma cynos) kennel cough, we have seen many examples of racing dogs remaining healthy whilst others have developed a cough or other symptoms.
The rapid spread of the illness through an individual kennel suggests that dogs that are symptom-free through the ten-day stand down are likely to remain that way.
Therefore once an affected kennel has come through a stand-down of ten days since their first case of kennel cough, they are free to nominate healthy dogs.
Should any of these healthy dogs then display symptoms of kennel cough during a pre-kennelling inspection on race day, then only that dog will be stood down for 21 days.  Healthy dogs from such kennels will be allowed to race.

Posted on 16 December 2020

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