Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Asked: 20/2/2008, 06:38 by Willem Van der Mescht.
Answered: 22/2/2008, 11:28 by Douglas Welsh.
We know that AHS is underreported nationally and we think that we will possibly get approx 50% this year but this is just a guess. It is however improving year on year, as the awareness of reporting is greater. If you hear of cases please insist that they are reported.
The best time to vaccinate is 5 months before the anticipated outbreak in your area. It takes the horse’s immune system 5 month to reach its peak levels of immunity from the vaccine. Each area seems to be slightly different however the peak outbreak time nationally is March. The other reason is that it will be the low vector activity period.