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Equine Flu Legislation

Dec 18, 2019

Equine Flu Legislation

All competing horses must have a valid initial course of equine influenza (and tetanus) vaccinations.  It is highly recommended that non-competing horses also have valid equine influenza protection, particularly those kept on yards with horses moving on and off the yard.  Tetanus cover should be provided to all horses as they are particularly susceptible to the bacteria which they can contract from the ground through cuts or foot abscesses.

Initial course:

First vaccination (gap of 21-92 days)

Second vaccination (gap of 150 -215 days)

Third vaccination

 

British Riding Clubs require annual vaccinations with the gap between vaccinations being no longer than 365 days.  No vaccination should be given on the day of competition or the six days before a competition.  Horses may compete seven days after the second vaccination

British Show Jumping require annual vaccinations with the gap between vaccintions being no longer than 365 days. No vaccination should be given in the day of competition or 48 hours before a competition.  A horse may compete following the first two vaccinations of the initial course being given.

British Eventing require vaccinations to be given within six months of an event and not on the day of competition, but can be given on the six days prior to the competition day.  A horse may compete following the first two vaccinations of the initial course being given.

British Dressage require vaccinations to be given within six months of an event and not on the day of competition or on the six days prior to the competition day.  Horses may compete seven days after the second vaccination.

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) require vaccinations to be given within six months plus 21 days of an event and not on the day of competition or on the six days prior to the competition day.  Horses may compete seven days after the second vaccination.

British Horse Racing Authority require vaccinations to be given within nine months of an event and not on the day of competition or on the six days prior to the competition day.  Horses may race seven days after the second vaccination

Please note: Different competition venues may stipulate xim onthly or annual vaccinations at their own discretion

We recommend six monthly vaccinations within no movement of horses for seven days following a vaccination.  This is based on epidemiological research which show that immunity level dramatically fall from six months after a vaccination.


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