Equine

Vaccinations

Vaccination is a critical component to the well being and health of your horse. It is also a regulation in many sporting associations that horses/ponies be kept fully up to date with their vaccines.

The Flu and Tet protocol is as follows:

Initial course:
1st Flu and tetanus
2nd Flu and tetanus (21-92 days after the 1st injection )
3rd Flu (150-215 days after the 2nd injection)

Boosters
Flu – annually (364 days or less from the date of the 3rd injection)
Tetanus – one year after the 3rd injection then every 2 years

For more information on the diseases caused by Equine Influenza and Tetanus, please consult our fact sheets.

For some horses a course of tetanus only may be appropriate, the protocol is as follows:

Initial course
1st Tetanus
2nd Tetanus (4-6 weeks after 1st injection)

Boosters
One year after the initial course, then every two years thereafter.

Disclaimer Every effort is made to ensure that you are reminded when vaccinations are due, however it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure the vaccinations are kept up to date. Failure to do so will result in the initial vaccine course having to be repeated, so please check your passport for when your next vaccine is due.

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Egremont Surgery
55 Main Street
Egremont
Cumbria
CA22 2DB

Tel: 01946 820312
Whitehaven Surgery
Preston Street
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 9DL

Tel: 01946 693303