Equine vaccinations during Coronavirus outbreak

Tetanus vaccination guidance for owners during COVID-19

We have been instructed by our regulatory body and the government that, at this time, human health must take priority over animal health.

Once a horse has had the primary course of tetanus vaccinations we know the immunity lasts for 2-3 years. We are therefore advising that horses do not have a tetanus booster unless its vaccination has lapsed more than 3 years. If you have any concerns about your horse and its tetanus vaccination status, please ask to speak to one of our vets.

Influenza vaccinations will not be taking place during the government lockdown due to COVID-19.

The British Equine Veterinary Association is in urgent discussion with equine sports regulators to ask for an extension to the usual 365 day influenza vaccination rule.

We will run a vaccine amnesty later in the year to help if any horses are required to re-start their vaccination course.