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Vaccination Amnesty Month
The disease signs can vary from high temperatures, snotty noses and coughing and can develop into serious life threatening infections in unvaccinated horses.
Don’t assume that older horses are immune—recent studies have shown that this is not the case, and the immune system is weakened in older horses and ponies meaning they are actually more susceptible to infections.Equine Influenza (Flu) is caused by a virus which is spread by the respiratory route. The necessary vaccination schedule is as follows:
• A primary course of two injections 21-92 days apart (3 weeks -3 months).
• A third injection 150-215 days after the second injection (5-7 months)
• Annual boosters no more than 365 days after the previous injection. Horses that compete under FEI rules must be vaccinated every 6 months.