Biosecurity

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Insects and Parasites: Fighting Fall Foes

However, some horse-troubling insects and parasites become more active during late summer and fall. Unchecked, they can be an annoyance, stress a horse’s energy reserves during the winter months, or cause illness or death. It is up to you to protect

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Farm Disinfection

Salmonella, Rhodococcus equi, strangles, rotavirus, and multiple other contagious disease outbreaks…these are the bane of horse owners, farm managers, and trainers. One strangles outbreak can wreck a show season, cause

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Wildlife Disease: Contagious Critters

Diseases from other animals pose a constant threat to our horses. Disease-causing agents, or pathogens, lurk in local wildlife, fly overhead in birds, and lay in the next field inside cows peacefully chewing their cuds. These disease agents–whether

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Quarantine Facilities

Quarantine facilities…the mere name implies isolation and horses with infectious diseases for which there are no cures. In reality, quarantine facilities are the first line of defense to protect horses in the United States from such diseases.

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Foal Diarrhea

I am a new owner of a broodmare who just had her first foal, which now has diarrhea. How serious is it for him?

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