Difficulties with the practical implementation of biosecurity practices on equestrian premises can result in poor owner compliance with biosecurity advice. Alternatively, poor comprehension of the key biosecurity principles can result in the implementation of ineffective biosecurity measures, subsequently leading to disease spread despite the owner’s efforts and perpetuating negative attitudes towards biosecurity. Drawn from observations of the facilities and layout of a range of equestrian premises, this presentation will aim to highlight key considerations for the provision of practical and feasible biosecurity advice. Areas of focus will include the isolation of horses on premises where dedicated, gold-standard facilities are not present, storage of feed, handwashing facilities and muck heap management.
Presented by Caroline Crew, BVSc BSc(Hons) MRCVS
Phd student at Royal Veterinary College
Presented at the London Vet Show 2019
BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
Friday, November 15 at 2:50 PM