Biosecurity is a set of preventative actions that are designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission. By following correct biosecurity actions, you'll reduce the likelihood of your horse catching a disease or passing it on to otherss. If we all carry out good biosecurity actions, the risk of infectious diseases spreading around the horse population reduces significantly.
It's therefore important to keep horses healthy and know the steps you need to take to minimise the spread of infection and disease. This is crucial because disease can put all horses' health and lives at risk (yours, as well as everyone else's) and can affect everything you do with your horse from ability to hack, compete, travel and generally enjoy time with your horses. We are all responsible for horse health, so play your part.
There are a few simple, inexpensive things every horse owner needs to do to reduce risk the risk of spreading...
More detailed advice, including guidance around transporting, attending events away from home and biosecurity containment, can be found in the section below.
FEI Campus has a useful course on Basic Biosecurity for Equine Events.