Equine Influenza Vaccinations Rules – Are you up to date?

25th February 2020

Have you seen the 2020 rules for Equine Influenza Vaccinations? These rules are in place to ensure that your horse and others are kept safe and healthy. It is worth being aware that if you have your passport checked at a competition and you have not adhered to the vaccination rules you will not be allowed to compete your horse.

British Dressage

Horses and ponies must have their initial course of 2 vaccinations and the booster vaccine must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second initial vaccination. All other booster vaccinations must be no more than 12 months apart. The moat recent booster must be given no more than 6 months and 21 days prior to the horse competing. the horse must not compete with in the first 7 days of being given a vaccination.

British Show Jumping

All horse and ponies must have received their first 2 initial vaccinations and the first 2 booster vaccination no less than 150days and no more than 215 days after the second initial vaccination all other booster vaccinations must be given in no more than 12-month intervals. All vaccinations must be given more than 7 days prior to the competition, and not more than 1 year after the pervious booster.

British Eventing

Horses and ponies must have had the first 2 primary vaccinations not less than 21days apart and no more than 92 days apart. The first booster vaccination must have been given within 7 months of the second primary injection. And all subsequent booster vaccinations must be given no more than 1 year apart, commencing from the first booster vaccination. All horses and ponies must have had a booster vaccination within 6 months and 21 days of the competition; the injection must also have been given more than 7 days before the competition.

Do your part to prevent the spread of flu. Even if you are not competing that horse, flu can be spread by the owners and the riders, it is therefore still important to ensure your horse is vaccinated.

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