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[RC] Why does the FEI have new qualification rules? - sherman

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I've read that over vaccinating is not healthy. I can't remember the details, maybe it puts too much stress on the immune system. Not what I would want to do to my horse before stressful travel and competition. It does seem that some of their rules don't make sense in the AERC/FEI combo ride environment.

Another example of this unnecessary red tape:  We could have brought
Josie's own horse to do the FEI 50 *if* we'd had records proving he had
been given 2 flu shots 3 weeks apart, within the last 6 months. *Have* to
be administered by a vet and the lot number and something or other else
noted in writing. Makes sense to avoid outbreaks...right? *Except* there
are plenty of non-FEI horses on the same grounds using the same water
with no proof of all that.  Cade had been given his flu shot within the
last 6 months. He did not need 2 since he'd been given the 2 shot series
several years ago...but that didn't fill the requirements.  Looks like
he'll be getting the series if she still wants to pursue the Young
Rider's ride. More unnecessary expense.