With confirmed cases of equine flu as close as Kington the Committee have taken advice from the British Horse Society(BHS) and Vets and have come to the following decision.
All equines attending the show will have to have an up to date flu vaccination. The following statement has been taken from the BHS website:
Ensure that the horse (or pony) has received two injections for primary vaccination against equine influenza given no less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart. Only these two injections need to have been given before a horse/pony can attend. In addition, if sufficient time has elapsed a first booster injection must be given no less than 150 days and no more than 215 days after the second injection of the primary vaccination. Subsequently, booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year apart and not within 7 days of the show.
We strongly advise if attending horses’ last vaccination was longer ago than six months, that they discuss an additional booster vaccination with their vet.
All passports/vaccination records will be checked before any horse/pony is unloaded. Anyone who does not have a valid certificate will be told to leave the show ground. On arrival please bring your proof to the secretaries trailer, BEFORE you unload any animal, to be checked.
We are a responsible show and have the welfare of the animals at the forefront of our mind.
Thank you for your cooperation.