Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events
NIAA Equine Committee Meeting
March 27, 2012
Dr. Katie Flynn
California Department o...
Protecting Equine Health
History
• May 2011 EHV-1 Outbreak Associated with
the Ogden UT Western National Cutting
Horse Eve...
Protecting Equine Health
Review of Available Materials
• Australia and New Zealand – event
manager biosecurity measures fo...
Protecting Equine Health
California Event Assessment
• Visited 10 event facilities across the
state
• Evaluated
– Stabling...
Stabling
Stabling
Monitoring Movement and Isolation
Areas
Commingling of Horses
Communal Water
Feed Storage and Security
Feed Storage
Shared Equipment
Water Hoses
Dogs at Equine Events
Communal Rag
Protecting Equine Health
Biosecurity Toolkit
• Part 1: Basic Biosecurity for Equine
Events
• Part 2: Enhanced Biosecurity ...
Protecting Equine Health
Part 1: Basic Biosecurity
• Potential for “Perfect Storm” at
Equine Events
• Biosecurity Challeng...
Protecting Equine Health
Basic Biosecurity Assessment
• Facility Layout
• Animal Entry Requirements
• Horse Stabling
• Sta...
Recommendations for
Basic Biosecurity Plan
• Health Entry Requirements
– Only healthy horses, no fever
policy, health cert...
Protecting Equine Health
Part 2: Enhanced Biosecurity
and Infectious Disease Control
• Infectious Diseases
• Enhanced Bios...
Protecting Equine Health
Recommended Enhanced Biosecurity
Measures in the Face of the Outbreak
• Stop Movement Orders
• Co...
Recommendations for Infectious
Disease Control Plan
• Sick Horse Trigger Points
• Potential Isolation Area
• Inventory of ...
Protecting Equine Health
Part 3: Appendix
• Equine Facility Biosecurity Risk Assessment- Text Version
• Equine Event Biose...
Protecting Equine Health
Part 3: Appendix Cont.
• Sample Letter Mailed to Anticipated Exhibitor
• Stop Movement Sign
• Exh...
Protecting Equine Health
Acknowledgements
• Dr. Kent Fowler
• Dr. John Madigan
• Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz
• Dr. Ellen Mary ...
Protecting Equine Health
Questions?
Biosecurity Toolkit Webpage:
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/Animal_Health/Equine_Biosecu...
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Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events - Dr. Katie Flynn, Equine Staff Veterinarian, California Department of Food & Agriculture Animal Health Branch, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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Dr. Katie Flynn - Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events

  1. 1. Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events NIAA Equine Committee Meeting March 27, 2012 Dr. Katie Flynn California Department of Food And Agriculture Equine Medication Monitoring Program
  2. 2. Protecting Equine Health History • May 2011 EHV-1 Outbreak Associated with the Ogden UT Western National Cutting Horse Event • Event Managers looking for guidance and advise related to hosting events – Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP)documented 92 registered events cancelling between May 13 and June 30. • EMMP Advisory Committee voiced an industry need for education on biosecurity and disease control at equine events
  3. 3. Protecting Equine Health Review of Available Materials • Australia and New Zealand – event manager biosecurity measures focus on Hendra and Influenza outbreaks • UCDavis Biosecurity at Racetracks Document • NAHMS 2005 study
  4. 4. Protecting Equine Health California Event Assessment • Visited 10 event facilities across the state • Evaluated – Stabling – Animal Movement – Current Biosecurity Practices
  5. 5. Stabling
  6. 6. Stabling
  7. 7. Monitoring Movement and Isolation Areas
  8. 8. Commingling of Horses
  9. 9. Communal Water
  10. 10. Feed Storage and Security
  11. 11. Feed Storage
  12. 12. Shared Equipment
  13. 13. Water Hoses
  14. 14. Dogs at Equine Events
  15. 15. Communal Rag
  16. 16. Protecting Equine Health Biosecurity Toolkit • Part 1: Basic Biosecurity for Equine Events • Part 2: Enhanced Biosecurity and Infectious Disease Control for Equine Events • Part 3: Appendix
  17. 17. Protecting Equine Health Part 1: Basic Biosecurity • Potential for “Perfect Storm” at Equine Events • Biosecurity Challenges at Equine Events
  18. 18. Protecting Equine Health Basic Biosecurity Assessment • Facility Layout • Animal Entry Requirements • Horse Stabling • Stall Sanitation • Manure, Soiled Bedding and Hay Disposal • Water Source and Disposal • Feed and Hay Storage • Horse-to-Horse Contact • Horse to Other Species Contact • Traffic Control • Record Keeping
  19. 19. Recommendations for Basic Biosecurity Plan • Health Entry Requirements – Only healthy horses, no fever policy, health certificate requirement, horse health declaration policy • Report Suspicion of Sick Horses • Isolation of Sick Horses • Temperature Monitoring of Horses • Monitoring of Horse Health • Equipment Handling • Limit Horse-to-Horse Contact • Limit Indirect Horse Contact • Restrict Dog Movement • Limit Human-to-Horse Contact • Visitor Access Policy • Vector Control Program • Wildlife Control Program • Control and Track Horse Movement • Post Adequate Signage • Medical Devise Use and Disposal • Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols • Communicate Biosecurity Plan
  20. 20. Protecting Equine Health Part 2: Enhanced Biosecurity and Infectious Disease Control • Infectious Diseases • Enhanced Biosecurity in the Face of an Outbreak • Infectious Disease Control Plan Recommendations.
  21. 21. Protecting Equine Health Recommended Enhanced Biosecurity Measures in the Face of the Outbreak • Stop Movement Orders • Control and Track Movement • Monitoring of Horse Health • Temperature Monitoring of Horses • Equipment Handling • Restrict Direct and Indirect Horse Contact • Control Dog Entry to Premises • Restrict Human -to-Horse Contact • Restrict Visitor Access • Post Adequate Biosecurity Signage • Strict Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols
  22. 22. Recommendations for Infectious Disease Control Plan • Sick Horse Trigger Points • Potential Isolation Area • Inventory of Protective Clothing • Sick Horse Reporting • Immediate Identification and Isolation of Sick Horses • Monitoring the Sick Horse • Entry and Exit Protocols for Isolation Area • Notification of Animal Health Officials • Handling Rabies Suspect • Euthanasia of a Horse • Exposure Assessment of All Event Horses • Release of Horses from Event • Advice to People Leaving the Venue • Monitoring Exposed Horses Onsite • Feed and Bedding Delivery • Cleaning and Disinfection • Delegation of Responsibility • Disciplinary Policies • Communication Plan
  23. 23. Protecting Equine Health Part 3: Appendix • Equine Facility Biosecurity Risk Assessment- Text Version • Equine Event Biosecurity Risk Assessment- Pictorial Version • Equine Event Biosecuirty Policy Risk Assessment • Cleaning and Disinfection of a Vacated Stall • Record of Attendance at Equine Event • Equine Event Participation Declaration • Stall Temperature Monitoring Log • Stop Don’t Share Equipment Sign • Top Tips to Keeping Your Horse Healthy at Shows Poster and Biosecurity at Equine Events Handout • CDC Wash Hands When Leaving Animal Exhibit Poster • CDC Be Safe Around Animals Poster • Routes of Disease Transmission and Control Measures for Equine Events • Wildlife, Bird, Rodent Control Measures • Equine Event Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations • Characteristics of Selected Disinfectants
  24. 24. Protecting Equine Health Part 3: Appendix Cont. • Sample Letter Mailed to Anticipated Exhibitor • Stop Movement Sign • Exhibitor Handout- Biosecurity Measures for Exposed Horse • UCDavis Center for Equine Health- “How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit at a Farm or Show” • Equine Event Isolation Protocol Guidance • California Reportable Disease List • State Animal Health Official Contact List • Contact List of Local County Public Health Officer • Exposed Horse Release Assessment • Cleaning and Disinfecting a Horse Trailer • Checklist of Responsibilities for Infectious Disease Control Plan • Communications Contact List Template • References
  25. 25. Protecting Equine Health Acknowledgements • Dr. Kent Fowler • Dr. John Madigan • Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz • Dr. Ellen Mary Wilson • EMMP Advisory Committee Members
  26. 26. Protecting Equine Health Questions? Biosecurity Toolkit Webpage: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/Animal_Health/Equine_Biosecurity.html Contact Information: Katie Flynn kflynn@cdfa.ca.gov Office: 916-900-5039 Fax: 916-900-5338

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