Health

IDHS (GB) ruling on Equine Influenza vaccinations

Equine Influenza and Tetanus vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses registered with the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB).
Compliance with this rule is essential in order to bring your horse forward for inspection, or to show your horse at our affiliated shows.

The requirement for the first three vaccinations is as follows:
• The first two vaccinations must be 21 – 92 days apart, with a third booster between 150-215 days after the second dose.
• Thereafter, there should normally be an annual booster vaccination within 365 days, but the current FEI ruling is for a six-monthly booster as opposed to an annual booster.
• No horse should enter competitions within seven days of an equine influenza vaccination.
• Foals should commence vaccinations at six months old.

This rule may be subject to change in line with guidance from the FEI/BEF.
Any changes affecting our affiliated shows and inspections will be notified via the Society’s web site.
It is strongly recommended that you check with individual shows that fall under FEI regulations before entering, e.g. Windsor, Hickstead, HOYS etc., to ensure that your animals are eligible.