If you’re not aware of the current flu vaccine shortage then please don’t worry BEVA have compiled a set of guidelines to help vets deal with the situation.
BEVA has developed guidelines designed to help minimise the impact of the vaccine shortage on disease risk and equestrian activities for the next 10 weeks. The guidance will be regularly updated.
Simple Key Points:
- Vaccinate according to risk and assess the risk on a horse-by-horse basis
- Extend 12 month booster intervals to 15 months for horses at low risk of transmitting / catching clinical disease. (Subsequent booster interval = 9 months. No increased cost / No requirement for restart
- For the time being, continue to vaccinate competition / racehorses (higher risk) in line with the sport’s rules.
- Collaborate with other practices to minimise the impact on the equine industry.
The EI vaccine shortage is still expected continue until to the end of October.
Please head to the main BEVA website for more information.