Poll

Being Biosecure

What biosecurity measures do you use to help prevent infectious upper respiratory diseases?
(Select all that apply.)

Quarantine new horses at the farm
23%
194
Separate traveling horses from non-traveling horses
11%
96
Avoid sharing equipment and water sources between horses
20%
168
Regularly disinfect stalls, trailers, equipment, etc.
13%
110
Maintain a good vaccination protocol
31%
264
Other (please explain below)
3%
23

Total votes cast: 855

Comments & Write-in Answers

we do not play with foals until we have changed shoes and clothes if we've been off the ranch

8/22/2011 3:13:01 PM

maximize air exchange, minimize respiratory irritation sources, quarantine sick, maximize turn-out

8/22/2011 9:43:07 AM

We do not go in or out with horses if there is a threat.

8/22/2011 1:04:15 AM

When we travel we disinfect where our horses will be, take all our own tools, wheelbarrow,hose

8/22/2011 1:02:17 AM

make sure all horses are utd on vaccs ans neg coggins before arrival

8/20/2011 8:47:02 PM

I maintain a good vaccination program, worm regularly, feed quality hay & no direct horse contact

8/20/2011 7:41:55 PM

wash hands frequently

8/20/2011 4:05:46 PM

Maintain good ventilation in the barn

8/20/2011 5:31:57 AM

We are very cautious when purchasing new horses. We h

8/19/2011 9:54:00 PM

I have the only horses around for miles, just practice good hygene.

8/19/2011 6:16:56 PM

Closed herd, no common troughs

8/19/2011 2:54:08 PM

When watering horses I never put the end of thehose inthe water entering the bucket

8/19/2011 10:23:17 AM

All of the above!

8/19/2011 10:17:56 AM

Have a secure herd

8/18/2011 11:37:55 PM

Separate clothes & boots for our barn and going off the property - horse related or not

8/18/2011 4:22:35 PM

Disinfect my vehicle if I visit another horse property

8/18/2011 3:06:23 PM

Maintain a closed herd with no traveling

8/17/2011 2:44:55 PM

Careful screening of non resident horses.

8/17/2011 2:13:11 PM

No contact of horses after touching other horses without washing of hands first

8/17/2011 1:40:11 PM

restrict travell, horse & human

8/16/2011 6:36:22 PM

We do not allow our horses to drink from common troughs when away from our farm. Fresh sources only!

8/16/2011 4:14:05 PM

At this point I only have the one horse, so we are very safe.

8/16/2011 3:47:09 PM

Between the 4 horses, we keep everything clean.

8/16/2011 3:46:14 PM

I only have one horse

8/16/2011 2:39:26 PM