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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For how long should a horse not be ridden after it has been vaccinated for African Horse Sickness?

Asked: 15/11/2007, 06:04 by Sonja Gevers.
Answered: 15/11/2007, 17:22 by James Urry.

If it is an initial vaccination then the horse may show a slight temperature reaction between days 7 to 14 and in such cases horses should not be ridden for at least 3 weeks after the temperature has abated, and then slowly build it up again to normal pace. With booster vaccinations there is usually no temperature reaction and so they can be worked normally but not overworked during the post vaccination period. However, should the horse appear depressed or off colour it must not be worked.

The best is always to at least follow the manufacturers' recommendations.

Answer contributed by Dr. Gary Buhrmann, Chief State Veterinarian Boland


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