SCDA advice regarding Equine Flu vaccinations

Updated for 2023

In 2023 all BC events will follow the FEI ‘flu vaccination’ rule

The following SCDA Events will also comply with FEI rules and require a 6 month booster given within a period of 6 months (+ 3 weeks), but not within 7 days prior to event arrival.

  • Training events at Seacliff, The Pines, and Townfoot
  • Dunbog
  • Hopetoun (both events)
  • Townfoot

However, the following venues will only require annual vaccinations:

  • Brechin
  • Cardross
  • Cothal
  • Coxhill
  • Pitscandly
  • Strathorn/Lourin

effective 1st January 2023
Article 1003
Equine Influenza Vaccination Requirements

  1. All proprietary Equine Influenza vaccines are accepted by the FEI, provided the route of administration complies with the manufacturer’s instructions (i.e. intramuscular injection or intranasal).
  2. An initial Primary Course of two vaccinations must be given; the second vaccination must be administered within 21-92 days of the first vaccination.
  3. The first booster must be administered within 7 calendar months following the date of administration of the second vaccination of the Primary Course.
  4. Any Horse receiving a new Primary Course as of 1 January 2024 must be vaccinated as follows:
    • V1 (initial vaccination);
    • V2 (second vaccination) must be administered 21-60 days after V1; and
    • V3 (first booster) must be administered within 6 months and 21 days of V2.
  5. Subsequent Booster vaccinations must be administered at a maximum of 12-month intervals however Horses competing in Events must have received a booster within 6 months +21 days (and not within 7 days) before arrival at the Event.
  6. Horses may compete 7 days after receiving the second vaccination of the primary course.
  7. Horses that have received the Primary Course prior to 1 January 2005 are not required to fulfil the requirement for the first booster, providing there has not been an interval of more than 12 months between each of their subsequent annual booster vaccinations.