Renewing Pets Passport.

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  1. Teasy2007

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    Can anyone confirm when the yearly injections are due for rabies in our yorkies ? Is it from the date of the original Rabies injection, or from the date of the rabies blood test, which was some time later.

    I have misplaced the information which came with the passports and am not sure where to get a replacement, I have looked on the Defra site and cant find any information.

    Ginny
     
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    From the date the passports issued from.
     
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    I have just checked with our vets at Filey and apparently the dogs have to have a Rabis booster every year from now on. The boosters must be given before or on the day of the original injection, just one day later will result in the whole process having to be started again - including blood tests etc.

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    The date of vaccination is in the Pet Passport.
    The validity of the vaccine is that required by the Manufacturer, and unless it has changed is normally 2 years, so yearly boosters are unecessary.
    There have been incidents in France where people have been told that revaccination is yearly, but EU rules do not state this.

    It is different if you are to be in a particular country for more than 6 months, when I believe you have to abide by that countries laws.
    For travelling though, these are superceded by the PETS scheme regulations.

    Check it out with DEFRA in case regs have changed recently.

    Read this:-
    http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/factsheet/eufactsheet3_050907.pdf
     
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    I believe that FRANCE do, indeed, have different rules but no problems just passing through etc....
    Whatever you do, do not let the rabies jab lapse (as someone I know did!!) :cry:
    as having the blood tests done again is not good!! ps we have yorkies too!! Ana x
     
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    I have just checked their passport and it does state August 2009!
    The Defra site states that

    'Booster vaccinations

    After your pet has been vaccinated and blood tested with a satisfactory result, it will need booster vaccinations. These must be given by the “Valid until” date in section IV of the passport or on the PETS certificate and be recorded on the vaccination record and in section IV of the passport.
    If the booster date is missed, your pet will have to be vaccinated and blood tested again. The 6 month rule will apply from the date the new blood sample is taken, provided the result is satisfactory. A vet (in Great Britain a Local Veterinary Inspector (LVI)) must complete the second box in section V of the passport. '

    So why did the Vet say they must have their booster every year??

    Ginny
     
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