Infectious equine diseases can be serious or mild. This article provides need-to-know facts about how to prevent horses from getting diseases. Getting rid of the diseases and preventing them combine various factors of biosecurity as well as yearly vaccinations.
Vaccinations are the best way to prevent any infectious diseases in the equine industry. Not getting the yearly vaccinations on time each year can cause horses to contract various infectious diseases which can harm them and even cause death.
Adopting good hygiene procedures in the yard can be highly beneficial to equine disease prevention. Using dedicated stable equipment such as buckets and brushes for individual horses helps to avoid the spread of infections. Sharing water at shows is another way of introducing good hygiene measures to avoid infectious diseases.
Quarantine New Horses
Horses should be quarantined for various reasons. If a horse is new in the yard and not much information was available on its history of vaccinations, a quarantine can provide a good measure of preventing the spread of a possible disease. If a horse is showing symptoms, placing it in quarantine can also assist in preventing the disease breaking out further.
Watch out for Signs of Symptoms
It’s vital to monitor the condition of a horse’s health accurately. Monitoring their health daily can allow the disease to be identified in time and to get veterinarian help in time. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the easier it can be treated with less serious symptoms.