Horse Farm Disaster Preparedness
Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor in the University of Kentucky (UK) Department of Veterinary Science, recently spoke at a UK Equine Forum meeting and discussed horse farm disaster preparedness.

The primary point in Dwyer’s presentation was that human health and safety come first. Although she focused on natural and accidental disasters, she emphasized that it is important to have a plan for every type of disaster.

Plans should account for the unusual and unexpected, including loss of communications, loss of electricity, lack of personnel, and transportation limitations due to blocked roads. First start with a personal

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