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Biosecurity for Horses



Course Contact: Dr. Christine Skelly

The Biosecurity for Horses course is based on the knowledge of equine experts at Michigan State University and nationally recognized equine professionals. For questions regarding this course, please contact Dr. Christine Skelly at

Course Overview

Implementing biosecurity procedures on a farm will help reduce the exposure of horses to disease. Biosecurity management includes establishing a preventative health-care program that incorporates practicing strategic vaccination and parasite control and keeping thorough health records. Biosecurity also includes knowing how diseases can be spread in the environment and through both direct and indirect contact with people, animals, and equipment. This course explores different biosecurity practices and examines your horse's risks of contracting a disease based on their environment, management, and travel.

Course Format





Registration Instructions

To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.


  1. Create your MSU Guest Account and Password: Create Your Account

  2. Login to the registration system with your Guest Account (your email) and Password: Biosecurity for Horses.

  3. Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.

Technical Assistance  

If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.  

  • Phone: (517) 432-6200 

  • Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200 

  • Chat 

  • Email Web Form 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my username/NETID? 
Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course). 


What URL do I go to for logging into the course? 
Go to: You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page. Login with the email address and password you set during the registration process. 


I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do? 
A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly. 


I forgot my password – where can I reset it? 
If you need to reset your password at any time go to and select the option for "Need help Signing in." 

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