British Riding Clubs Area 11

Flu Vacs info

EQUINE INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS

– please note that for all BRC official competitions (including national qualifiers and championships), your horse must have a valid flu certificate which means that the dates of vaccinations must comply with the following:

  • Horse must have had its first two vaccinations at least.
  • The second vaccination must have been given between 21 and 92 days after the first one.
  • There must be a third vaccination given between 150 and 215 days after the second one.
  • Thereafter the horse must have had booster vaccinations at intervals not exceeding one year.
  • None of these vaccinations must have been given on the day of the competition or on any of the 6 days before the competition.

However from 1 January 2011, providing that a horse has been given the first two vaccinations correctly and there are no errors in the annual vaccinations for the past five calendar years, then the horse will be accepted for BRC qualifiers and championships.

Please note that leap years wil be ignored for the annual booster, but for the two primary injections and first booster injection, the days must be counted and therefore a leap year would interfere with the correct number of days between injections.

Flu Vaccination Checklist

A copy of the flu vaccination checklist can be found here
(excert from – BRC Official Rules 2014 )
and should be used as follows:

  • take the date of the first injection and look this up in the column headed INJECTION DATE
  • compare the dates in 21 DAYS and 92 DAYS columns with the date in the flu vac record for second injection; if the date is within range it is fine, if not it is an invalid record.
    Leap years are not recorded in the checklist, so you may need to adjust the date to take the extra day into account.
  • compare the dates in 150 DAYS and 215 DAYS columns with the date in the flu vac record for third injection (first booster); if the date is within range it is fine, if not it is an invalid record (unless the two primary injections were five years before 1st January this year).
    Leap years are not recorded in the checklist, so you may need to adjust the date to take the extra day into account.