Equine Biosecurity

This article is courtesy of the Horse Industry Association of Alberta

Biosecurity refers to practices designed to prevent, reduce or eliminate the introduction and incidental spread of disease among livestock and poultry. Biosecurity practices minimize the risk of disease spread by identifying risks and developing intervention measures to minimize disease-causing agents from entering or leaving a farm or horse stable.

Here are some equine biosecurity resources:

Animal Biosecurity (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) website
Animal Health Act and Regulations website
Biosecurity in Alberta website
Biosecurity: Should I be Concerned article by Dr. Darrell Dalton presented at 2009 Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Equine Biosecurity Principles and Best Practices book
Equine Guelph Biosecurity Risk Calculator website
Horse Events: Biosecurity guidelines for organizers and competitors document