BEF Advice re Foals and Vaccination

BEF Advice re Foals and Vaccination

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to monitor the outbreak of Equine Influenza (EI) and continues to urge all equine owners to make sure their vaccination records are up to date.

The BEF has also issued the following advice to try to maximise the immunity of young foals against EI.

1)      We urge all owners to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols at all times.

2)      Vaccinations are subject to local risk assessments by the attending veterinarians.

3)      In-foal mares that have already had vaccinations of primary EI course should be vaccinated 4-6 weeks before the foal is due to be born.

4)      Foals should be vaccinated for EI at 6 months to commence their primary course.