Biosecurity, Emergency, and Disaster Planning Articles

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Prepare Your Horse and Farm for the Mosquito Season

September 25, 2017

Mosquito season is upon us despite a long hard winter for many. Besides being pesky and annoying, mosquitos also transmit diseases to horses. The following article discusses specific diseases, treatment, prevention and mosquito control important for the horse farm.

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Giving Your Horse the Best Chance During Disasters

September 25, 2017

The winter of 2013-14 was one of the worst in decades for many parts of the United States. Snow, extreme cold, ice and subsequent long-term power outages made keeping horses safe and healthy an ongoing challenge. In other areas, drought and wildfires wreaked havoc on both humans and animals. If you own or manage horses, it is critical to have a plan for dealing with disasters in your area to ensure the best chance of survival for yourself and for your animals. When a disaster presents itself, horses will rely on natural instinct and owner readiness. This article will focus on the owner readiness part of the equation.