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Vaccination Amnesty Month! Stamping on Flu Together!

Equine Influenza is both extremely infectious and contagious and so the best way of stopping both your horse and other horses from becoming infected is to vaccinate.

As a disease the signs of flu can vary from a few days of running a high temperature accompanied by the classic snotty nose and harsh dry cough, to serious life-threatening infections.

“Why should I vaccinate?”
Firstly, your horse will feel exactly the same as we do when we have the flu – rotten. Also, in becoming infected your horse stands a real chance of infecting many others with the virus. Finally, as you are all probably aware, to compete your horse you will need an up to date passport demonstrating your horse’s up to date vaccination status.

We are often complacent about this disease because we expect horses to be vaccinated. However, the proportion of horses vaccinated in the UK falls well below that which is required to prevent a major disease outbreak. Should a major outbreak occur with a new virus strain then unvaccinated horses will suffer severe and potentially fatal diseases and vaccinated horses may also be affected. Multiple small outbreaks occur every year in the UK, and major outbreaks have occurred before and may well occur again.

In March, we will be running a vaccination amnesty campaign to help protect as many unvaccinated/overdue equines as possible.

During the month of March, all horses, ponies and donkeys that start their vaccination course will receive the 2nd vaccination in April FREE OF CHARGE!***

To book an appointment or for further information, please call our reception team on 02380 814155 or e-mail

***Vaccine cost only, visit fees still apply. The offer is only open to equines that are over 9 months of age and have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue an annual booster. First vaccination must take place in March.

Tel: 02380814155

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Celtic Equine Vets Ltd, The Old Barn, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FY


Last minute winter rug cleaning.
Have your summer rugs cleaned and packed away.
24 hour turn around available for rugs dropped to King’s Somborne.
Free collection and drop off for over 10+ rugs.
Boots, bibs, numnahs and dog beds can also be cleaned.
See our website for prices.
All returning customers receive 20% off all future orders (excluding 3 for 2 order).

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Call Nicky on 07769698970 or email

Job Vacancy - New Forest Equine Vets

We invite applications for an assistant to the veterinary directors of New Forest Equine Vets.

We are looking for one or two motivated, responsible people to assist the directors/vets in a varied role in our two-vet mobile equine veterinary practice. We work hard, are dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients and are looking for applicants that will share our ethos and values.

For more information please Click Here or visit

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Horse-e-Things are going online only!

Massive Stock Sale starts Saturday 27th October until Saturday 3rd November.
Clearance bargains on Clothing, Rugs, Tack and More!
Thereafter you can still find us online at
See you there!

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20% OFF 3" PEELED CHESTNUT POSTS from Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

20% OFF 3" PEELED CHESTNUT POSTS. RRP £5.04 NOW ONLY £4.20 EACH. Durable posts, ideal for agricultural or domestic fencing. Tel 01329-835100

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