The most common vaccinations are for Equine Influenza and Tetanus.
The primary course consists of two vaccinations:
1st vaccine at day 0.
2nd vaccine at day 21-92 after the 1st vaccine.
The first booster is 150-215 days after the 2nd vaccine.
Once the primary course has been completed the horse is able to compete, however if the horse does not have it's first booster the course is not complete and therefore will have to start again. After the first booster has been given the horse will require a vaccination annually, unless competing. If competing it will require a booster every 6 months but this has to be given 7 days prior to the competition.
A new law has introduced requiring horse owners to microchip their animals to prevent abuse and improve welfare.
From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys.
Please contact us to make an appointment to check your horses microchip or insert one.