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NEW USEF VACCINATION RULE BEGINNING DEC. 1, 2015:
GR845 Equine Vaccination Rule 1.
At Federation licensed competitions, horses entering the grounds must
be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine
Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior
to entering the stables. Horses not in compliance with this rule may
be required to leave the competition grounds upon request by
Competition Management. Documentation should consist of one of the
following methods mentioned below. The frequency of vaccine
administration should be per the vaccine manufacturers’ or
veterinarian’s recommendations. It is recommended that vaccines are
administered by or under the direction of a veterinarian. 2. In the
case of vaccines administered by a veterinarian, the exhibitor, upon
request by Competition Management, must provide documentation from the
veterinarian on documenting that the horse in question received the
vaccinations; name of the vaccines and date of vaccine administration.
3. In the case of vaccines administered by a person other than a
veterinarian, the exhibitor, upon request by Competition Management,
must provide a receipt of the vaccine purchase which is signed by the
owner, or agent with care, custody, and control of the horse; name,
serial number and expiration date of the vaccine; and date of vaccine
administration. 4. In the case of a horse that is unable to receive
either of the vaccinations due to a history of adverse reactions, the
exhibitor, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a
letter from the veterinarian on official letterhead stating that the
horse in question cannot be vaccinated due to medical concerns and a
log of temperatures taken twice daily for the seven days prior to
entering the competition grounds. These horses must also have their
temperature taken and logged twice daily while on the competition
grounds. The log of temperatures should be provided to the Competition
Management, steward, or technical delegate when requested. 5.
Competition Management may not amend or enhance vaccination
requirements without prior approval of the Veterinary Committee. BOD
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