Biosecurity

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Handwashing: Bar Soap or Liquid?

With much information about biosecurity revolving around current equine herpesvirus infections, salmonellosis, and the upcoming foaling season, one small but important item has been often omitted. Animal workers and veterinarians should wash

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AAEP Convention 2005: Preventing Contagious Diseases

“Prevention of contagious diseases is dependent on an effective vaccination program and a carefully developed and strictly enforced management program,” said Steve Conboy, DVM, a Central Kentucky equine practitioner, at the 2005 American

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Turfway Park’s Barn 26 Released from Quarantine

The 48 horses stabled in Barn 26 at Turfway Park in Boone County, Ky., were released Jan. 19 from quarantine. Horses in Barns 26 and 27 were quarantined following a Dec. 21, 2005, outbreak of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at the track,

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Disease Control at Racetracks and Horse Events

The following guidelines may be implemented at equine facilities to prevent diseases from affecting an event and/or in the face of a disease outbreak. Disease control will be initiated at one of three levels; the federal government deals with

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Strangles Risk and Treatment

Strangles is hardly a new disease, having been recognized as a contagious bacterial problem in horses for centuries. Yet it still remains a troublesome and persistent issue, and it is identified worldwide. Research has been directed toward

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Principles of Disease Prevention

Programs to control infectious disease in individual horses and groups of horses are necessary to maximize health and performance.

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Hold Order Lifted at Maryland Horse Facility

On Saturday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) lifted the “Animal Hold Order” at the Columbia, Md. horse facility that has been handling a neurologic equine herpesvirus situation since late March. The lifting of

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Salmonella in Horses

Salmonellosis affects humans, horses, most mammals, and birds. It can cause debilitating–and even deadly–diarrhea. Salmonella bacteria can affect both foals and adults, and they spread easily by horse-to-horse contact and by fomites

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Pneumonia Linked to Large Farms, Lots of Horses

Farms with large acreage and many mares and foals are more likely to have cases of R. equi foal pneumonia than smaller farms with fewer horses, according to a recently published Texas A&M University (TAMU) study. Additionally, farms

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