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Equine Influenza Vaccinations

Up to date Equine Influenza Vaccinations are required for all Area qualifiers and Championships and will be checked prior to competing. Please see the extract below from the BRC Rulebook detailing the relevant rules. You can check whether your horse’s vaccination dates comply by using the BRC vaccination checker

G7.1: Vaccinations against Equine Influenza
This rule applies in respect of any horse or pony which competes in a BRC Area Qualifier and Championship.

The horse or pony must have been vaccinated against equine influenza by a veterinary surgeon who is not the owner of the animal, in accordance with the following rules:

The horse or pony must have received a primary injection followed by:
• a second primary injection which is given not less than 21 days and not more than 92
days after the first
• a first booster injection which is given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the second primary injection
• further annual booster injections at intervals of not more than a year apart
No vaccination to have been given on the day of a competition or entry to championship stables or on any of the 6 days before a competition or entry to championship stables.

If the current vaccination programme started BEFORE 1 January (5 years ago) :
• the first two primary injections must be correct i.e. the second given between 21 and 92 days after the first
• any errors with first booster (which should be given 150 – 215 days after the second primary injection) or annual booster given BEFORE 1 January (5 years ago) may be ignored
• all annual boosters given AFTER 1 January (5 years ago) must be correct

If the current vaccination programme started AFTER 1 January (5 years ago) :
• the first two primary injections must be correct i.e. the second given between 21 and 92 days after the first
• the first booster must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second primary injection
• all annual boosters must be correct

Horses may compete at BRC Competitions providing that they have had the first two primary injections. No injection should have been given on any of the 6 days before a competition or entry to championship stables.

In the event of failure to comply with any of the requirements of this rule, the horse or pony will be disqualified and not permitted to take part in any competition to which these rules apply.

G7.2 Checking of Passports and Equine Influenza Records
For the purposes of determining whether the requirements of these rules have been met, the following documents must be available for inspection in respect of a horse or pony which is taking part in a BRC Area Qualifier or Championship.
• any passport issued for the horse and
• the full vaccination records for the horse if this is not contained in the passport
The identification of the horse or pony must be checked against that contained in the passport or on the flu vaccination record. This may be done from the diagram and description of the animal or by microchip providing that the microchip number has been recorded in the passport or flu vaccination record.

The vaccination section of the horse’s passport must have been completed by a Veterinary Surgeon who is not the owner of the horse or pony.

The dates on which the vaccinations were given must comply with the requirements as stated in G7.1.

Any alterations to any entries on the vaccination record must have been made, signed and stamped by a veterinary surgeon.