The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) has launched a mobile app version of its online information system to make real-time alerts for infectious diseases available for all parts of the horse industry on a smart phone.
The EDCC Disease Alerts app connects directly to the disease alert page, making it easy for users to filter information by disease, location and date. Users have quick access to the disease risk information necessary to make decisions about travel and biosecurity. The app also provides access to disease fact sheets with helpful information about diagnosis and treatment.
“The EDCC is a reliable source for not only accessing disease threats, but also defining progression of disease events,” said E.S. “Rusty” Ford, equine operations consultant, Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian. “The greatest benefit is reliability of the information posted enabling us and others opportunity to develop and implement disease-mitigating strategies.”
Keep information about equine infectious diseases at hand by downloading the EDCC Disease Alert app and encouraging others to do so. Search “EDCC Disease Alerts” at the App Store or Google Play to download.
The first priority of the EDCC is to protect and improve the health of horses in North America. Real-time information on infectious disease alerts, quarantines, and regulations are vital to helping horse owners keep their animals safe and healthy. Infectious disease alerts have a profound and lasting effect on local economy and can result in millions lost in revenue due to horse loss, quarantine, cancelled events, resources allocated to containing outbreaks and decreased horse movement. The EDCC works to provide up-to-date, completely verified and easily accessible information that is comprehensible to equestrians in every facet of the industry. In this way, the EDCC helps to decrease the economic impact of infectious diseases on the $122 billion horse industry.
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