We have been informed by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water that with effect from October 1st 2008, the vaccination requirements for horses travelling to Dubai have been changed. The changes apply to both temporary and permanent imports.
If you are considering sending horses to the UAE, it is important to check the animal’s passport as soon as possible to ensure that its vaccination history conforms to the new requirements, set out below. Many horses will have had the second vaccine outside the 42 day limit or may have had two different vaccines.
The footnote on the explanatory notes which accompany export papers will read:
For UAE purposes a primary course of vaccinations will be considered to consist of at least two doses of the same vaccine 21 to 42 days apart. Consideration will be given to primary courses given outside these limits BUT ONLY if it can be shown that they are in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If you have any questions, please contact your own veterinary surgeon, or our Newmarket office on +44 (0)1638 663150.