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The veterinary journal
Volume 292 | Issue 0 (February 2023)

Implementation of biosecurity on equestrian premises: A narrative overview.

Vet J. February 2023;292(0):105950.
C R Crew1, M L Brennan2, J L Ireland3
1 Department of Health and Social Care, 39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU, UK; The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.; 2 School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK.; 3 Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE, UK. Electronic address: Joanne.Ireland@liverpool.ac.uk.
Copyright © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Abstract

Biosecurity measures are designed to prevent the introduction and spread of pathogens, and play a vital role in the equine industry, controlling endemic diseases and reducing the threat of exotic disease incursion. Equestrian premises differ with respect to disease risks, biosecurity requirements and available facilities. This narrative review summarises reported frequency of implementation for selected biosecurity measures, as well as evidence relating to potential barriers to implementation of biosecurity on equestrian premises. Possible opportunities for improvement in the adoption of equine biosecurity measures are also discussed.

Keywords
Equine; Infection control; Quarantine; Transmission; Vaccination;

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