Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire
Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire
Welcome to Tyrrells Equine Clinic based in North Hertfordshire


It is possible to vaccinate horses against a range of diseases these include tetanus, influenza (flu), rotavirus, herpes and strangles however it is often not necessary to vaccinate all horses against all of these diseases. Please find our recommendations below –


Tetanus is caused by bacterium which when it enters the body multiplies and affects the nervous system. This bacterium is found in the soil throughout the U.K and therefore all horses and ponies are at risk. We would therefore recommend that as minimum horses should be vaccinated against tetanus.

Equine Influenza (‘Flu)

'Flu is a highly infectious viral disease which affects the respiratory tract. Vaccinated horses are less likely to become unwell in the event of an outbreak. Should a vaccinated horse become unwell the severity of the symptoms and recovery period will be greatly reduced. For this reason we encourage all our clients to vaccinate their horses against ‘flu especially those on yards which have horses travelling to and from the yard.

If you compete your horse most organising bodies (e.g. BS, Pony Club etc.) will require an up to date vaccination record for ‘Flu and Tetanus. For more information on vaccinating against ‘flu and tetanus including the benefits of having your horse vaccinated with us please see our factsheet.

Equine Rota Virus

Rota virus most commonly affects foals under 3 months of age and causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration which sadly is often fatal.  The virus is spread in faeces and therefore can be an issue in situations where a number of foals are living in the same environment. Immunity in foals is achieved by vaccinating mares during in pregnancy. We recommend vaccination in circumstances where there is a group of pregnant mares together. Broodmares living on their own are at minimal risk.

Equine Herpes Virus (EHV)

EHV is common in the equine population however most horses carrying the virus will not show clinical signs of the disease. Instances in which we would recommend vaccination is in pregnant mares to guard against herpes induced abortion and in competition horse to provide protection against respiratory disease.


Strangles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi, Symptoms vary but can include nasal discharge and enlarged lymph nodes in the throat region.  A vaccine for strangles is available however currently the vaccination does have drawbacks.


For further information on vaccinations please contact the office on 01763 287744 / [email protected]

What our clients say

With a yard of competition horses we have great confidence in the team at Tyrrells who are only ever a phone call away. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always a welcoming and happy to discuss our horse’s needs. With event, show and retired horses we highly recommend Tyrrells Equine Clinic. Hayley and Gwen WardHDW Eventing
Jason has been Contessa Riding Centre's vet since he moved into area. The team are all very good with the horses, giving us detailed information on any issues we may have, coming out quickly in an emergency, understanding our feelings etc. I would highly recommend the practice. Tina LaytonProprietor at Contessa Riding Centre - www.contessariding.co.uk
Professional, reliable and friendly. Keeping our yard of event horses at the peak of their performance with cutting edge technology for a prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment! Alex GreatorexEvent Rider and Equine Manual Manipulation Therapist
I have used Jason and his practice for 15 years. Jason, Juliette, Lauren and Charlotte are all excellent and provide a personal and caring service. They have a great team in the office who are efficient and helpful. I cannot recommend Tyrrells Equine highly enough. John JenkinsRace Horse Trainer - www.johnjenkinsracing.co.uk
Tyrrells Equine is absolutely the best veterinary practice in our area of Cambridgeshire. Nothing is too much trouble, they are prompt to deal with any equine problems, and show the utmost professionalism at all times. Sally HainesLeisure Horse Owner
I have used Tyrrells for 15 years and always found the team to be very helpful, especially with the issues a couple of my horses have had over the years. I wouldn't use anyone else. Christine BoumaLeisure Horse Owner
The vets are knowledgeable, friendly, realistic to the owners specific needs, always prepared to take the time to explain the issues, and always have time to give the equine in question a bit of fuss! Claire WindsorLeisure Horse Owner
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