If you aren’t sure about what vaccinations your horse needs, when they should be given and how often, then Horse & Hound’s definitive guide contains everything you need to know
There are a number of equine vaccinations available to help protect your horse’s health. These include equine flu, tetanus, equine herpes virus and equine rotavirus, while a new vaccine against strangles is expected to become available in 2o20. Unfortunately a recent field trial of a vaccine to protect against grass sickness proved inconclusive.
The 2019 equine flu outbreak in the UK highlighted the need for more horses to have protection and a number of governing bodies of equestrian sports have updated their rules around the frequency of vaccination as a result, with many moving from annual to six-monthly requirements. All vaccination records should be kept up to date in the horse’s passport document.
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