Equine vaccinations

Maintaining a comprehensive vaccination regime is very important for a horse or pony’s wellbeing, and our team can help protect against important diseases using inoculations.

Competition horse owners should ensure that their horse or pony is vaccinated in accordance with the rules of the appropriate sporting governing bodies under which they are competing (e.g. FEI, British Eventing, British Showjumping, British Dressage, British Riding Clubs, etc.). 

Vaccination rules will differ amongst these organisations, and passports may be requested and checked at any time during events. 

Our vets are happy to offer you advice and check your horse’s vaccination record prior to a competition. 

Please be aware, however, that it is your responsibility to ensure that your horse or pony’s vaccination record is up to date, and any lapse in the vaccination history, even by a few days, will be considered by a sport’s governing body to be a breach of its rules. 

This may result in your horse being unable to compete or penalties being imposed.

We recommend the following vaccinate regime for equine tetanus:

Initial primary vaccination.
Second primary vaccination, four to six weeks after the first. 
First revaccination between 12 to 17 months after the second primary vaccination.
Booster vaccination at an interval of no more than two years following the first revaccination, and then two years after this. 

Our recommended influenza vaccination regime, which can be run alongside the tetanus vaccination programme, is as follows:

Initial primary vaccination.
Secondary primary vaccination, 21-92 days after the first.
First booster vaccination, 150-215 days after the second.
Yearly booster vaccination at an interval of no more than 12 months after the first booster.