Ensuring your horse if properly protected
Livery yards and competition authorities generally require that horses are vaccinated against equine influenza (EI) to comply with Jockey Club Rules which stipulate that:
- the 2nd Vaccine is administered 21-92 days after the 1st vaccine.
- the 3rd Vaccine is administered 150-215 days after the 2nd vaccine.
- the first annual booster is administered within 365 days of the 3rd vaccine
- boosters thereafter are administered within 365 days of the last vaccination.
These dates, however, are different to the dates recommended by the vaccine manufacturers to provide effective immunisation.
To comply with the ‘rules’ and ensure proper protection against equine influenza (EI) and tetanus (T), at New Forest Equine Vets we recommend the following schedules: