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Do you quarantine horses upon return from being off the farm (e.g., vet clinic, horse shows, etc.) and in contact with other horses?

Yes
18%
94
No
82%
428

Total votes cast: 522

Comments & Write-in Answers

i have a pen away from the others they are in there for 2 wks

2/14/2011 9:09:09 AM

depends on the situation - vague question

2/13/2011 10:38:51 PM

We do, but probably not long enough for efficacy. Unknown illness exposure=unknown incubation period

2/13/2011 7:04:02 PM

Do not have facility to separate

2/12/2011 8:44:46 AM

It depends if they have been in contact with virusus, or other potential threats, to my other horses

2/12/2011 5:46:40 AM

It's the safetest way for every horse concerned

2/11/2011 10:24:52 PM

whether they travel or not every horse on the property is vaccinated.

2/11/2011 9:09:16 PM

DISEASE

2/11/2011 5:56:17 PM

We burn up the roads hauling to lessons, shows, and mounted horse club meetings.

2/11/2011 5:29:45 PM

We are careful not to allow them to drink out ouf communal water trough or eat off the ground.

2/11/2011 4:42:36 PM

I don't have a place to quarantine.

2/11/2011 11:21:30 AM

Yes, but the quarantine section is still next to the pastures, so it is not very effective.

2/11/2011 11:10:54 AM

All my horses are fully vaccinated and I trust that is sufficient

2/11/2011 9:22:51 AM

I only have 2 horses.

2/11/2011 7:21:57 AM

even though vacinated, you never know, so, better safe than sorry

2/11/2011 12:00:10 AM

depends on where they were

2/10/2011 8:29:11 PM

I trail ride alone most of the time little contact with others

2/10/2011 8:07:40 PM

it depends where the horse has been and if i have broodmares or not and the size of the stock

2/10/2011 1:27:06 PM

Would if there was a specific reason or need

2/10/2011 9:38:00 AM

my horses are vaccinated - so no need

2/9/2011 7:51:50 PM

only have 4 - if one goes, they all do - vaccinate well

2/9/2011 7:16:45 PM

don't have facilities to do that

2/9/2011 4:43:25 PM

No room to quarantine

2/9/2011 4:32:43 PM

Just to be on the safe side.

2/9/2011 4:11:30 PM

WE ONLY HAVE TWO HORSES, AND THEY GO EVERYWHERE TOGETHER.

2/9/2011 3:50:27 PM

That way if one horse contracts something I wont lose my whole barn.

2/9/2011 1:56:26 PM

Depending on whether or not both go off the farm and where they have been

2/9/2011 12:54:41 PM

not possible at our stable

2/9/2011 11:06:46 AM

My horses don't leave the farm

2/9/2011 9:26:38 AM

No, only quarantine action horses unless there is known reason to do so.

2/9/2011 9:26:24 AM

they have been vaccinated, and they usually all go to the same shows together anyway.

2/9/2011 7:50:47 AM

As much as being in a boarding environment allows it. Others don't always appreciate.

2/9/2011 2:18:53 AM

But a new horse brought into the barn is quarantined.

2/9/2011 1:55:28 AM

I only have the one horse so it is not an issue

2/9/2011 1:28:45 AM

both my horses go to the shows together

2/8/2011 10:31:28 PM

The only time I do not is if I take my bagbies to a nursing home.or day care.

2/8/2011 10:12:11 PM

horses are kept in a very small herd

2/8/2011 9:53:06 PM

Traveling horses are separate due to normal pasture separation.

2/8/2011 9:24:24 PM

Our horses are vaccinated for everything, so no

2/8/2011 9:22:29 PM

no place to quarantine them in

2/8/2011 9:17:20 PM

I never let my horses nose to any other horse off of the property or near their feces ect.

2/8/2011 8:17:52 PM

I hunt which mean we haul over large areas to the meets where there can be as many as 100 horses.

2/8/2011 8:09:47 PM

I would only do so if I thought the horse had come in contact with a sick horse.

2/8/2011 7:52:16 PM

All horses are UTD on vaccinations and worming.

2/8/2011 7:25:11 PM

From the broodmares and babies, not the older horses

2/8/2011 7:10:05 PM

To Date, I have not had to quarantine. Hadnt thought I needed to? hhmmmm....

2/8/2011 7:06:41 PM

They don't go anywhere. Here is where they belong

2/8/2011 7:03:03 PM

Two week quarantine, unless being used frequently, then the quarantine is for the duration of the sh

2/8/2011 6:46:53 PM

only new horses get quarantined

2/8/2011 6:43:17 PM

Endurance horse. Keep up on vaccinations and good care at home works.

2/8/2011 6:41:20 PM

I do quarantine new horses that came from rescue, etc., but not my own coming from the racetrack.

2/8/2011 6:37:25 PM

If I buy them at a sale barn or privately

2/8/2011 6:26:05 PM

They all have built up a good resistance from traveling so much and they are vaccinated

2/8/2011 6:08:49 PM

I only have 2 horses and they go everywhere together, so both would be exposed.

2/8/2011 5:39:08 PM

We limit exposure to other horses off the farm, but do stall where others have used before

2/8/2011 5:27:23 PM

No, I don't take him places. We have enough fun at home.

2/8/2011 5:26:00 PM

Not generally, but if there were red flags (a vet's suggestion or a sick horse at a show) I would.

2/8/2011 5:08:57 PM

My horses are vaccinated for everything & have never picked up something from others.

2/8/2011 5:05:39 PM

My ponies do not go nose to nose or come in contact with equipment on the farm for two weeks.

2/8/2011 5:04:41 PM

Then they'd spend all their time in quarantine.

2/8/2011 4:53:22 PM

I do quarantine rescue horses or those I don't know.

2/8/2011 4:43:46 PM

Rarely do a show.R lessons once a wk.Horses all OK there.At vets most there for shots/injuries.

2/8/2011 4:39:41 PM

only have 2 horses and they don't leave the farm anymore due to their age.

2/8/2011 4:35:51 PM

Not if they have been at my ranch previously. I do if they are a new horse from an unknown facility

2/8/2011 4:34:44 PM

Always because it beats doctoring a lot of horses instead of just a couple that went to show..

2/8/2011 4:24:24 PM

depends on where they've been

2/8/2011 4:09:06 PM

Sm. backyard facility, really no room to quarentine

2/8/2011 4:03:54 PM

But I do make sure my horse is well vaconated every year.

2/8/2011 3:35:59 PM

If I'm not sure that the other horses do not have the same vaccines that mine have reciecved.

2/8/2011 3:33:10 PM

Facility not large enough for that.

2/8/2011 3:28:36 PM

with fewer horses on a farm it's not as necessary, if all in good health and up on vacc.

2/8/2011 3:25:45 PM

only have one horse

2/8/2011 3:20:11 PM

Wish I could but no facilities

2/8/2011 3:17:35 PM

depends on where we come back from - hospital/clinic yes; shows no

2/8/2011 3:14:14 PM

Only have one other horse.

2/8/2011 3:14:13 PM

not for absences < 24 hours

2/8/2011 3:13:18 PM

Barns I've been to haven't but I personally would if I could.

2/8/2011 3:11:45 PM

My horses are stalled in my trailer at shows and their feet are disinfected prior to going back into

2/8/2011 3:11:43 PM

I don't go to many places where unknown horses are in contact with my horses

2/8/2011 3:11:04 PM

Boarding Stable is not set up for Quarantine however I don't put my horse out with buds for days.

2/8/2011 3:07:25 PM

No, I would be quarantining constantly. have 3 horses

2/8/2011 3:02:52 PM

I only quarantine when a horse is new to the property.

2/8/2011 3:01:36 PM

when my horses arrove back home he is not in contact with other horses.

2/8/2011 2:56:04 PM

Wish they would quarantine horses at the boarding facility where I keep my horse.

2/8/2011 2:52:38 PM

I never even thought of this but it certainly seems like a good idea

2/8/2011 2:49:31 PM

We board so don't have the facilities. Just keep current vaccs and only go where Coggins is CHECKED

2/8/2011 2:48:14 PM

I don't know anybody that does QT for shows/clinics etc.

2/8/2011 2:40:31 PM

Not practical with multple on/off every week.

2/8/2011 2:35:22 PM

I don't know anyone who does either.

2/8/2011 2:33:39 PM

We travel out of state and quarantine on a regular basis. We also disenfect our horse trailer.

2/8/2011 2:29:19 PM

No., it's not physically possible unless acute illness

2/8/2011 2:09:04 PM

only new horses that come in

2/8/2011 2:04:51 PM

But we do quarantine for 10 days when ever we buy in a new horse.

2/8/2011 12:40:40 PM

everybody has had their shots

2/8/2011 12:08:30 PM

Every single horse is quarantined.

2/8/2011 11:43:53 AM