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The first 15 minutes of a disease outbreak are the most critical in reducing the spread of infection. Quarantining new horses on your property is also the best way to prevent new infections from spreading to your resident horses. Use the resources below to set up quarantines for incoming horses or to isolate horses showing signs of disease.

The Equine Disease Communication Center recommends that all event managers complete an Isolation Plan for every event. A copy of this isolation plan should be available in the show office at all times during the event. All USEF recognized events require an isolation protocol for horses suspected of infectious disease. If you are hosting a USEF recognized event, please see the Resources Page for event organizers for more information.


How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit at a Farm or Horse Show

How to Quarantine a New Horse (video)- The Horse

Isolation Infosheet, Equine Guelph

What to do if your horse is sick, Equine Guelph