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Biosafety clock: The best way to tidy up your horse
It is important to keep your horse's environment and equipment tidy in order to maintain your horse's health and performance and to avoid the spreading of diseases. A number of changes have been made to stop the horse's illness so that horse breeders can draw up an efficient biosafety programme. Cleaning and disinfection is best done on a genuinely cleanable and disinfectable area.
When there are blankets, take them off, wash them with soap and soap and disinfect both sides before putting them back in the barn. Food and drinking pails should also be washed and sanitised, making sure they are rinsed well before the next use. Bleaching agents can deactivate certain living things, but are disabled by organics and especially in the present of pee, so that the barn must first be properly cleansed with a cleaning agent.
Trekking for more than one year often has several booster packs to help maintain good immune status. In addition to vaccination against illnesses such as EEE and West Nile, there are other precautionary measures to prevent the spreading of insect-borne illness. It is useful to keep the slurry as far away from the stable as possible, but to keep it available to the man.
We also have a range of feedingstuffs that can be used to feed the horse to stop the growth of insect larvae during dung. So it is important that you make sure that your horse is fit enough for the journey, especially if it is long - which means that the horse is well moisturised and in good meat.
If the horse starts the trip in a sound condition, it is better suited to finishing it in a sound condition. Ensure that your horse is adequately inoculated for the place to which the horse travels. "You want to be at least 2-4 week from the date of dispatch of the vaccination, according to the type of immunization used," says Moore.
When arriving at the stable (or upon receipt of a dispatched horse), the horse should preferably be kept in a separate area from the other stables or in a quarantined area. Dr. Alison Moore will be a keynote address in Equine Biosecurity - Canada's next on-line presentation from April 10-28.