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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Horse & Owner Manual (E)


18. Vaccinations against equine influenza

18.1 This Rule applies in respect of any horse which enters Racecourse Property apart from

18.1.1 any foal less than 6 months old whose dam was vaccinated in accordance with this Rule before foaling, or
18.1.2 horses crossing land which is common ground or is subject to statutory rights for public access for air and exercise.

18.2 The horse must have been vaccinated against equine influenza by a veterinary surgeon in accordance with Paragraphs 18.3 to 18.6.
18.3 The vaccines administered must either appear on the list of equine influenza vaccinations which is maintained by the Authority or be acceptable to a Veterinary Officer.
18.4 The horse must have received two primary vaccinations which are given not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart.
18.5 If sufficient time has elapsed, the horse must also have received

18.5.1 a booster vaccination which is given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the second component of the primary vaccination, and
18.5.2 further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart (or such lesser time as the Authority may, in an emergency, decide).

18.6 None of the vaccinations must have been given on the day of a race in which the horse is declared to run or on any of the 6 days before the race.
18.7 In the event of failure to comply with any of the requirements of this Rule in respect of a horse which is on Racecourse Property

18.7.1 unless the Stewards have given their permission the horse will not be permitted to run in any race; and
18.7.2 the Trainer or the Owner of the horse is liable to Disciplinary Action.

18.8 The Trainer or the Owner of the horse shall not be liable under Rule 18.7 when

18.8.1 the failure to comply with the requirements of this Rule occurred prior to the horse coming into the Trainer or Owner's care or control, and
18.8.2 a Veterinary Officer has subsequently inspected the non-compliant passport and incorrectly stamped it as satisfactory, and
18.8.3 the Trainer or the Owner has not previously been notified of the error.