biosecurity

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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Stay Safe: Biosecurity Tips For Show Season

Show season is in full swing and keeping horses healthy and happy is paramount to having a willing show partner. It’s important to remember that biosecurity is something that should not be taken lightly, even while traveling. To keep your horse safe during show season, keep these tips in mind: Keep sick horses at home […]

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Neogen Launches COMPANION™ Veterinary Clinic Biosecurity Products

Neogen is pleased to introduce its line of COMPANION™ disinfecting products specifically formulated for the effective cleaning and disinfection of veterinary practices, animal care facilities, and animal laboratories. Neogen’s new line of disinfecting products includes COMPANION Cleaner-Disinfectant, Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes. When used in combination, the products can help safeguard the health of animal […]

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When It Comes To Precautions During Disease Outbreaks, Don’t Forget The Farrier

As EHV-1 outbreaks continue to dominate the horse care news cycle, managers and horsemen are asking what they can do to minimize the risk of this and other communicable diseases. Most farms have a protocol that visitors and personnel must follow, but sometimes a farm overlooks its farrier when it comes to biosecurity. Working on […]

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Recent EHV-1 Outbreak Good Reminder For Managers To Keep Up Biosecurity

In light of the current EHV-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds Racetrack in Louisiana, Merck Animal Health released the following guidelines and infographic about infectious disease outbreaks and biosecurity for owners and managers With highly contagious diseases such as equine herpesvirus, influenza and strangles, vaccination alone will not prevent disease transmission. Owners can provide their horses […]

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Prairie Meadows Re-Opens Backstretch To Ruidoso Shippers After EHV-1 Restriction

Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, IA will permit horses shipping to Iowa from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico to enter the stable area of this track effective immediately. On June 19, Prairie Meadows announced that it would not allow horses from Ruidoso Downs into its stable area after the New Mexico track reported a positive […]

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EHV-1 Policy Updated At Lone Star Park

Until further notice, no horses will be admitted into the stable area of Lone Star Park if they are coming from Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, or if they are coming from a county or adjacent county to where a quarantine has been implemented. Horsemen are reminded that we continue to require to all horses admitted […]

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Equine Influenza Reported in WVA: Travel Restrictions Suggested

One confirmed case of Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) was reported by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture in Jackson County, W. VA,, on June 15. Equine events in the county have been cancelled and the Department of Agriculture has suggested that horses in Jackson and surrounding counties avoid travel for the time being. It is […]

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