Important Information

General Notice

Amendments To The Rules

The National Board have in terms of clause 16.2 of the Constitution, amended the following Rules, with effect from 12 July 2013.

 

African Horse Sickness Vaccination Programme

  1. Acting in terms of rule 39.1.1, the National Board has issued the following directive in respect of the compulsory vaccination of HORSES:

 

  1. All HORSES, except those resident in Zimbabwe and the area defined in 3. below, shall be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness by a Veterinarian, using  a registered, non-expired, polyvalent horse sickness vaccine according to the manufacturers recommendations :-

 

2.1     As FOALS between the ages of 6 and 12 months and again between the ages of 12 and 18 months, and thereafter.

2.2     every year between 1 July and 31 December.

 

  1. No HORSE resident in the magisterial districts of Cape Town, Vredenburg, Hopefield, Moorreesburg,

Malmesbury, Wellington, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Kuilsrivier, Goodwood, Wynberg, Bellville, Simonstown,

Somerset West, Mitchells Plain and Strand, shall be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness unless

written permission of the Director of Animal Health of the Republic of South Africa has been obtained.

 

  1. Any HORSE moving from the area described in 3. above to the rest of the country, shall be vaccinated as instructed in writing by a Veterinarian employed by the NATIONAL HORSERACING AUTHORITY.

 

  1. HORSES resident in Zimbabwe shall be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness by a PERSON or a Veterinarian using a non-expired, registered, polyvalent horse sickness vaccine according to the schedule prescribed in 2.1 and 2.2 above.

 

 

  1. All registered stallions and mares standing on stud farms shall be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness by a Veterinarian, using a registered, non-expired, polyvalent horse sickness vaccine according to the manufacturers’ recommendations, at least once every calendar year.

 

 

EQUINE INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME

 

  1. Acting in terms of Rule 39.7.1. the NATIONAL BOARD has issued the following directive in respect of the compulsory vaccination of HORSES:

 

  1. FOALS shall be given a primary course of vaccinations consisting of 2 vaccinations, administered between 4 and 6 weeks apart, both to be given after the age of 6 months, but before 31 July of the year following its birth. Both vaccinations must be the same vaccine from the same manufacturer. Subsequent vaccinations must be given at intervals not exceeding 6 months.

 

 

  1. ALL HORSES on training or spelling establishments shall be vaccinated at intervals not exceeding 6 months.

 

  1. All registered stallions and mares standing on stud farms shall be vaccinated at intervals not exceeding 12 months.

 

 

  1. Notwithstanding 1. to 4. above, a licenced veterinarian in the employ of the NHA may, in his sole discretion, allow a 21 day extension of the 6 month interval as defined in 2. and 3. above.
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