Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University (CSU) veterinarians remind riders that it’s important if traveling to take steps to help prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.
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Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University (CSU) veterinarians remind riders that it’s important if traveling to take steps to help prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.

Recent cases and outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), which can cause potentially fatal neurologic disease, have drawn attention to the need for prevention. Influenza, salmonellosis, and strangles are some other infectious diseases of concern, said Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, director of infection control at CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

“Some advance planning and a few low-cost, common-sense preventive measures will help keep horses healthy while traveling,” Morley said. “Protecting the health of your horse makes these steps well worth the time and thought.”

Veterinarians from CSU advise horse owners to thwart infection by understanding and watching for symptoms of illness. They also recommend precautions including disinfecting trailers and equipment, and preventing horse-to-horse contact that could spread pathogens

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