Vaccinations 

At Rase Veterinary Equine we provide routine vaccinations to protect your horses from tetanus, equine influenza and equine herpes. We ask that owners have their horse’s passports to hand when we vaccinate in order that we can enter the details at the time of administration.

Overview of Vaccinations

Tetanus
This prevents the horse from developing tetanus should they have a wound.
1st vaccination – two injections 4 to 6 weeks apart
Booster – every two years (can be given combined with flu vaccine).
Notes - Pregnant mares should be given a booster vaccination 4 to 6 weeks prior to the expected foaling date to allow transfer of antibodies in the colostrum to the foal. They should then start their primary course at around 4 to 5 months of age.

Equine influenza
This is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the Influenza virus. For horses competing under FEI or Jockey Club rules, the timing of influenza vaccination is dictated by the different equestrian regulating authorities.
1st vaccination - two injections 3-6 weeks apart
Primary booster – 5 to 7 months after second injection
Annual booster – within one year of the third injection (at six months for FEI)

Equine Herpes
This is a very infectious viral disease, which can cause a variety of signs ranging from respiratory disease and paralysis to abortion.
1st vaccination – two injections 4 to 6 weeks apart
Booster – every 6 months (can be given at the same time as flu and tetanus. Notes - Pregnant mares should be vaccinated at 5,7 and 9 months of pregnancy to prevent an Equine Herpes related abortion.

Whilst we send reminders our to clients about vaccinations, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure their horses are vaccinated.

Rase Vets Equine - Vaccination

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