biosecurity

Finger Lakes Barn, Ontario Co Training Stable Quarantined Due To Strangles

The Equine Disease Communication Center posted the following update on its website on Monday, July 16: Racing officials and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets have quarantined Barn 19 as a precaution at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY along with one training stable in Ontario Co, NY due to one confirmed […]

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I Will Survive: Strangles Bacteria Viable Much Longer Than Originally Thought

Scary news from British researchers should have horse people on high alert: A research team has discovered that the bacteria that causes strangles can survive in the environment for up to 34 days. Infected horses can “shed” the bacteria, even when not showing signs of the disease; the bacteria can survive for significant lengths of […]

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Hoosier Park Announces Updated EHV-1 Policy, Increased Biosecurity On Backstretch

Due to the unfortunate recent EHV-1 outbreak, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind., will implement an updated policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1, effective immediately. All horses must have a current negative Coggins test (within 1 year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within six months) on file in the racing […]

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Updated AAEP Biosecurity Guidelines Now Available

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks. The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine biosecurity protocol; and outbreak response. The […]

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UC Davis Reflects On California Wildfires: Lessons Learned, Smoke Inhalations Risks

Last year brought devastating wildfires to both Northern and Southern California. Thousands of horses and other animals were affected throughout the state, and UC Davis was there to assist on many levels. Veterinarians, staff, and students spent countless hours in fire zones and on-campus rescuing and caring for victims of burns and smoke inhalation, reports UC Davis […]

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Strategic Vaccination Improves Horse Health

According to recent surveys, many horse owners continue to decline routine, recommended vaccinations for various reasons such as perceived safety issues, concerns regarding adverse effects, and cost. Refusal to vaccinate, however, puts horses at risk for disease. Considering the economic impact of the equine industry worldwide, minimizing infectious disease and improving equine welfare continue to be important […]

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Strangles Confirmed in Los Angeles County, CA

Strangles has been confirmed at an equestrian facility in Los Angeles County, Calif. During the last week in December, two horses were cultured for Streptococcus equi via nasal swab. One horse tested positive for the disease. The facility was placed under quarantine and the horse that tested positive was placed in isolation. Strangles is a […]

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Pennsylvania Horse Positive For EHV-1

A dressage barn in Pennsylvania is under quarantine after a horse in Butler County tested positive for EHV-1 (wild-type). After showing neurological signs, the horse was tested via nasal swab and blood samples, confirming the diagnosis. Additionally, one other private farm is under quarantine as it had recently received a horse from the affected barn. […]

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New Jersey Farm Under Quarantine After Horse Euthanized

A farm in New Jersey has been placed under quarantine by state agriculture oficials after a 25-year-old mare tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis (EHM) and was euthanized. Other horses on the premises in Warren County were exposed to the affected horse, and other horses at a New Jersey horse show were potentially exposed as […]

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Biosecurity Basics: Disinfecting A Stall

Biosecurity is at the forefront of many horse owner’s minds as Equine Infectious Anemia and West Nile Virus cases continue to rise. One of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of disease is to practice proper biosecurity measures in the barn, which would include sanitizing the stall in which any ill horse has […]

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