Equine Influenza Vaccination

All horses wishing to compete at any BC Competition must provide proof of an Equine Influenza vaccination recorded primary course, at least an annual booster schedule thereafter and the last booster given within a period of 6 months (+ 3 weeks) but not within 7 days prior to event arrival.

If a horse has failed to maintain the annual booster schedule they must start everything off again. If a horse has gone over the 6 month booster period but has had the horse vaccinated as above they are fine.

Extract from British Carriagedriving Rules for Horse Driving Trials

Annex 11 - National Passports (page 81)

1.3      Vaccinations for equine influenza must be given in accordance with the following provisions:-

    1.3.1   All proprietary Equine Influenza vaccines are accepted, provided the route of administration complies with the manufacturer’s instructions (i.e. intramuscular injection or intranasal).

    1.3.2   An initial Primary Course of two vaccinations must be given; the second vaccination must be administered within 21-92 days of the first vaccination.

    1.3.3  The first booster must be administered within 7 calendar months following the date of administration of the second vaccination of the Primary Course.

    1.3.4  Booster vaccinations must be administered at a maximum of 12 month intervals, the same day in each year being acceptable for these purposes, however Horses competing in Events must have received a booster within 6 months +21 days (and not within 7 days) before arrival at the Event.

    1.3.5.  Horses may compete 7 days after receiving the second vaccination of the primary course.

    1.3.6   Horses that have received the Primary Course prior to 1 January 2005 are not required to fulfil the requirement for the first booster, providing there has not been an interval of more than 12 months between each of their subsequent annual booster vaccinations.)

 International Competitors including BC members competing in FEI classes in the UK.

The FEI vaccination rules can be found at https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/veterinarians/biosecurity-movements/vaccinations

FEI Equine Influenza Vaccination Requirements
Vaccination Protocol Eligibility to Enter Venue
Primary Course 1st Vaccination: day 0 (e.g.1 March 2014) Horses that have only received the first vaccination of the primary course are not allowed to compete or enter the FEI stables.
  2nd Vaccination: day 21-92 (e.g.1 April  2014) Horses that have received the primary course can compete provided that the vaccine has not been given within 7 days of arriving at an event venue.

First Booster Within 7 months of the 2nd vaccination of the Primary Course (e.g. 1 October 2014). Horses must have been vaccinated to comply with the requirements for the Primary Course

Horses that received their primary course before 2005 are exempt from the first booster requirement within 7 months.

Subsequent boosters are to be given at intervals of no later than 1 calendar year after the primary course.

Horses can compete for up to 6 months +21 days after the 2nd vaccination of the Primary Course, however they cannot compete if they have been vaccinated within 7 days of arriving at an event venue. (e.g. may enter venue after 8 October 2014).


Subsequent Boosters MINIMUM: within one year of previous booster vaccination. Horses must have been vaccinated to comply with the requirements for the Primary Course, First Booster and all subsequent boosters.
  COMPETING: must usually be in the 6 months +21 days of previous booster vaccination. Horses must have been vaccinated within 6 months +21 days of arriving at the Event however they cannot compete if they have been vaccinated within 7 days of arriving at an event venue.
 
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