Our experienced staff organise the export of horses to all parts of the world and have an excellent working relationship with a number of shipping agents and individuals. We can carry out pre-export tests and examinations and ensure the smooth and efficient movement of horses out of the Newmarket area, particularly at the beginning and end of the breeding season and during the sales period.

For more information, please contact our Export Secretary, Sandy Ryan, on +44 (0)1638 663150.

Dubai: 2008 Vaccination Requirements

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 2008 requirements, set out below. These apply to both temporary and permanent imports.

From 1st October 2008

  1. Horses must be examined within 24 hours of export and be certified for freedom from external parasites as well as infectious or contagious disease.
  2. The certifying vet should certify that the horses are fit to travel on the day of inspection.
  3. New flu vaccination requirement:
    During the 60 days immediately prior to export, but not within 14 days of export, the horse will have received; either (i) a primary course consisting of two doses of the same vaccine given between 21 to 42 days apart, OR (ii) it will have received a booster vaccination against influenza which was given within 12 months of a certified primary course, or within 12 months of a certified booster vaccination where it and any other previous booster vaccinations had been administered annually within a regular 12 month period since the primary course.

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.

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