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Horse owners are faced with the continuous daunting challenge of how to protect their charges from infectious disease. But things are about to get a little easier: We’ve combed our archives and compiled five biosecurity resources on TheHorse.com.
Similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for human diseases, the EDCC will serve as the official source of information about equine infectious diseases and provide real-time alerts when disease outbreaks such as the neurologic form of herpesvirus infection occur.
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.
To educate participants and increase compliance with safe practices, show or event managers might want to include an agreement in a stall packet or in online show/event information, requiring a signature on a compliance agreement.
These are general biosecurity guidelines and each event/facility should tailor the agreement to their specific needs and circumstances.