Did you realise ALL horses are at risk of flu, even if they don’t leave the yard?
Once the flu virus is airborne, it can travel further than you think and it can also be transmitted on clothes, yard equipment, troughs and feed buckets.
While some horses are more vulnerable than others to equine flu, ALL horses are at risk of catching the disease.
Vaccination is essential to help stop the spread of flu:
- your horse is not protected from flu until 14 days after the 2nd vaccination
- Between the 2nd and 3rd vaccinations in the primary course your horse’s antibody levels decline
- The third vaccination is vital to ensure that your horse continues to be adequately protected
The aim of flu vaccination is to stimulate an immune response against the flu virus, so that if your horse is exposed to flu in the future, the immune system is already primed to quickly protect your horse .
Kessock Equine Vets is offering the 2nd vaccination of the full primary course free of charge for lapsed vaccination. Contact us for more information.
The first vaccination must be done between 21st June and 16th July: horses must be over 12 months old and not been vaccinated for over 12 months.