Vaccinations

Equine heart check

 

We pride ourselves in taking the opportunity at every vaccination to get to know you and your horse, pony or donkey and give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you might have. We also aim to provide an  MOT to include listening to the heart and lungs and examining the eyes.

We routinely vaccinate for influenza and tetanus.

 

 

Equine Influenza is a virus that can travel long distances through the air making it highly contagious.

It constantly changes and adapts to avoid the immune system. VeteOphthamic Examinationrinary drug companies are constantly developing vaccines that best reflect the current live strains that threaten your horses. We take great care in selecting the most appropriate vaccine for protection against influenza. There are new outbreaks of influenza all the time, and we are kept informed of these as they emerge.

 

Equine Vaccination  equine microchipping

 

Equine Influenza Primary course Protocol (consisting of 3 vaccinations)

1st 2 doses 21-92 days apart

Third dose: 150-215 days later

Booster dose within 365 days

Although the primary course consists of 3 vaccinations, horses are considered safe to take part in competitions 7 days following the second vaccine dose. It is important that your horse has its’ booster vaccination within 365 days of its’ previous booster otherwise the whole course will need to be re-started.

Tetanus is caused by a bacterium (Clostridium Tetanii) which is found in the soil. Bacteria invade the body through any cuts or wounds. Toxins from the bacteria affect the nervous system and cause rigid paralysis and often death. Treatment is possible but frequently unsuccessful.

Protocol:

Tetanus protocol: 2 doses 2-4 weeks apart. Annual booster within 2 years

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