Equine Influenza – Official guidance from BRC in relation to the upcoming area competitions

“A lot of local vets are recommending a booster if your horses have not been vaccinated in the last 6 months which is totally fine with BRC. However please do not forget that horses must not have had a vaccination 7 days prior to an area qualifier. This means the last day for your horses to be vaccinated before the SJ qualifier is 15th February. Unfortunately any horses vaccinated between the 16th – 23rd February will not be able to compete and will have to go home. We really don’t want to send anyone home so please make sure all your teams & individuals are aware of the rules.

If you are thinking of having a vaccination before the Dressage qualifier then the last day for vaccinations will be 17th March 2019.

The link to the BHS / BRC update on Equine influenza is HERE  and there are also details on the Area 18 & BRC facebook pages. If you follow the BHS link, there is a link to the AHT pdf which has some really useful detail on the reported outbreaks.

I have also attached the BRC flu vac checker but if anyone has any questions, I am happy to check passports by email, mobile or facebook before the Show jumping qualifier. Just send me pictures of the passport pages and I’m more than happy to check them. Don’t forget that the vaccinations must be recorded in the passport, I’ve had a few people where the vet has done the vaccination but not recorded it in the passport. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure its correct, not the vet, BRC etc.

Contact email is: arcy50@hotmail.com”