Facilities and disease control
||I own and run a boarding business from my barn. What trusted-source, best practices should I consider for disease control?
|A:||One of the major concerns of equine facilities is disease control. An outbreak can wreak havoc on your horse population and your reputation. It is wise to do a risk assessment and have a protocol in place at your facility. You can be found legally liable for failing to provide reasonable care to horses in your custody. It is highly recommended to consult with your veterinarian when developing this protocol, and to consider following:
You should consult with your insurance agent regarding the need for care, custody, and control coverage. Also consider the below vaccination guidelines for disease control established by The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). See www.AAEP.org for more in depth info.
|1. Eastern/Western Equine
4. West Nile Virus
3. Equine Herpesvirus
4. Equine Influenza
|5. Equine Viral Arteritis
7. Potomac Horse Fever
8. Rotaviral Diarrhea
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