How to Keep Your
IN THE STABLES
• Eliminate pools or puddles of standing water.
• Use fly traps or pesticides.
• Empty and thoroughly clean out water troughs at least weekly.
• Keep feed in closed, vermin-proof bins.
• Maintain an isolation area in the stable for sick animals, and
quarantine sick horses in that space until they are well.
• Install footbaths at the entrance and exit of the quarantine area.
• Keep weeds and tall grass around stables trimmed to discourage
rodents and other pests from nesting there.
WHILE AT EVENTS
• Never borrow another owner’s equipment; always use your own.
• Wash and dry your hands thoroughly after touching other horses.
• Watch for signs of illness in your horses for a week after returning
from an event.
• Never allow your horse to use a communal water trough.
• Keep your horses from having direct contact with other horses.
• Always record your horses’ activities and movements during
• Clean manure out of the trailer at each stop and hose it out after
• Depending on the conditions and temperatures, adjust vents/
windows to eliminate stagnant air and excessive heat or cold, and
to prevent exhaust fumes from accumulating.
• Provide ample water to prevent dehydration.
Here are some tips to prevent your horses from getting sick