Posted: Oct 4, 2013 | Author: Health4horses
When your horse is sick, it can be very distressing, but there are steps you can take to keep any infection from spreading to others horses or animals.
- If your horse becomes sick, isolate it from other horses, other animals and people, and take appropriate personal biosecurity measures just in case your horse has a disease such as the deadly Hendra virus, which is transmissible to people.
- Seek your vet’s advice as soon as possible.
- Use separate equipment, including rugs, halters, lead ropes, feed bins, and grooming brushes, for the sick horse – ideally, keep using separate equipment but, at the very least, disinfect all your equipment before using it on other horses.
- Always handle healthy horses before handling sick horses so you don’t spread disease.