Putting preventive measures in place to keep animals healthy has been a long-standing and successful practice on Canadian farms. Biosecurity planning helps to ensure that practices routinely carried out on your farm are beneficial to animal health.
Does the equine industry face a high biosecurity risk?
Yes. Because the activity of horse farms can be very high the horse industry needs to take every possible step to decrease the biosecurity risk.
Equine biosecurity links and resources
Canadian Food Food Inspection Agency CFIA - National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity Standard for the Equine Sector
User Guide for horse owners and custodians --- RELEASED AUG 2017
Alberta Equestrian Federation - Biosecurity
Equine Guelph - Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator