The guidelines for equine influenza vaccinations state that a horse must have an initial course of three vaccinations. After the initial vaccination the second can be booked to take place usually after 4 weeks the third is then given after a following month period. Thereafter annual boosters must be given either on the anniversary date or before.
Tetanus vaccinations are similar in that the second is done 4 weeks after the first however the third takes place 17 months after the second and then it defers to a booster taking place every other year. If you have missed the anniversary of your horse’s booster then please call the surgery on 01923 229300 to discuss your options.
Some equine regulation bodies will allow a variation of these times in order to compete (21-92 days from first to second vaccination and 150-215 days from second to third vaccine) however, as a practice, we advise following the datasheet recommendations of the vaccination company.
For more information on equine vaccinations please see our information sheet – click here.