Preventing exposure to disease-causing agents is the best way to protect your farm and herd from an unwanted outbreak. In addition to keeping up with annual vaccinations, a well devised quarantine plan is key in protecting your farm from the spread of infectious diseases.
Implementing quarantine is useful in several situations:
- Isolate a sick horse from the rest of the herd
- Protect vulnerable horses (foals, very senior horses, or otherwise immunocompromised horses) from others more likely to introduce infection.
- Protect the herd from the introduction of diseases from new or travelling horses with unknown vaccination or disease status
If you have any questions regarding quarantine on your farm or how to design an effective quarantine plan, please contact us and we can help you design a plan specific to your situation.
View our pamphlet with more details on Quarantine Procedures.