Preventative Health Care

Tetanus Vaccination:

We believe that every horse should be vaccinated against tetanus as this fatal disease can be prevented at relatively low cost. The initial course of vaccination requires two doses 4-6 weeks apart followed by a booster after one year. Boosters are then given every two years.

Influenza Vaccination:

Equine Influenza (flu) is a serious respiratory disease that can cause widespread problems in unvaccinated horses eg. the Australian outbreak in 2007. Influenza can be effectively prevented by vaccination which we would recommend and is also required by many shows/event organisers/racing authorities. If your horse’s vaccinations do not comply with the regulations below, your horse may be refused entry:

Initial influenza vaccination
Second influenza vaccination 21-92 days after the first
Third influenza vaccination 150-215 days after the second
Annual boosters thereafter not exceeding 365days after previous vaccination.

Vaccinations are not permitted within 7 days of racing/competition.

We endeavour to send out reminders for third and annual booster vaccinations but it is your responsibility to ensure that your horse’s vaccinations comply with the appropriate regulations.

FEI vaccinations:

Horses competing under FEI rules are required to have two initial vaccinations 21-92 days apart followed by a third vaccination within 6 months and 21days following the second dose with at least annual (within 365 days) boosters given subsequently. When competing at an FEI competition, the last vaccination must have been given within 6 months +/- 21 days of the competition date. No vaccinations to be given within 21 days of the competition. For further details please visit

http://www.fei.org/veterinary/vaccinations-and-health-requirements.

EHV ( Equine Herpes) vaccinations:
Horses can be vaccinated against EHV in order to protect against respiratory disease and/or abortion. For the prevention of respiratory disease the schedule is:

First EHV vaccination
Second EHV vaccination 4-6 weeks later
Booster EHV vaccination every 6 months
Pregnant mares can be vaccinated at 5,7 & 9 months of pregnancy to protect against abortion. EHV vaccinations are compulsory on many stud farms before your mare can be admitted to foal down.

Microchipping & Passports

We support microchipping of horses to provide permanent identification as well as being a legal requirement for horses born since 1st Jan 2010. The microchip is implanted in the left side of the crest and horses are routinely checked for microchip at vettings, events, auctions & racing. We offer a combined package of microchip implantation and passporting for foals, please contact the office for details.

Worming Programme

We offer an annual worming programme- for a cost of £29 per horse per annum we will perform as many worm egg counts as we deem necessary, advise on the results and tailor an individual worming program for each horse.
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