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Biosecurity handbook for venues

Reducing disease risk together: Advice notes for venues which host horse gatherings

Based on the principle of ‘reducing risk together’, the latest handbook follows on from the comprehensive guide for reducing spread of disease, released in September 2021 by the EIDAG. Industry leaders and veterinary experts in equine medicine and infectious disease have compiled this handy guide for all venues and event organisers to help safely bring equines together. This includes all types of competitions or meetings, both large and small to ensure sufficient measures are always put in place to help mitigate the risks of disease to keep our equines healthy and equestrian scene active.

The 16-page handbook includes:

  • Infectious disease management - why reducing spread of disease is important, support for venues and which diseases venues should focus on.
  • Risk reduction strategies - information on vaccinating horses and correct planning procedures for hosting gatherings.
  • Practical biosecurity and risk reduction - actions to be taken if a horse becomes ill and advise venues should provide to participants.
  • Recommendations for venues with horses which are permanent residents

To be used inconjunction with 'Advice notes for Equine Gatherings'.

Reducing Disease Risk Together