Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) Biosecurity Outreach: Plan, Protect and Prevent
Biosecurity is about keeping your horse healthy. It is the principles, actions, precautions and protocols that protect the health of animals by preventing the transmission of disease through physical barriers and hygiene practices.
AEF and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) have joined forces on a proactive approach to biosecurity in the horse industry. With funding from the Growing Forward II, we have updated the Equine Biosecurity Policies and Best Practices book, given over 20 biosecurity workshops/presentations across the province, which took place in 2014 with over 6,000 in attendance.
- Equine Biosecurity Policies and Best Practices Book
- Horse Events: Biosecurity guidelines for organizers and competitors
- Equine on-farm Biosecurity Risk Assessment
- Standard Operating Procedures/protocols (SOPs) help ensure everyone who is using a facility and/or engaged in a horse’s care is aware of the expectations and implementation of biosecurity standards. Following are sample SOPs that you can customize to your equine facility. Use these SOPs as a start of a documented biosecurity program that can be reviewed by facility users, horse owners, service providers and your veterinarian.
- Equine Health and Vaccination Record
- Equine Traceability
- Biosecurity Brochure
- Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA)
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) – animal biosecurity
- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
- Community for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases
- Equine Disease Communication Center
- Equine Guelph
- Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada