How Strong Is Your Facility’s Biosecurity?

How Strong Is Your Facility’s Biosecurity?

Find out through Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital’s new On-site Infection Control Program: An Evaluation & Planning Opportunity for equine facilities.

Program Overview

The recent equine herpesvirus outbreak has brought to the forefront the risks and challenges of managing an equine boarding facility and of keeping your show horses healthy.

Good infection control practices at home and while on the road are critical to mitigating the risks of a disease outbreak – whether equine herpes virus neurological disease or strangles.

To assist barn owners, show facilities, trainers and others in strengthening their biosecurity practices, Pilchuck’s resident infectious disease expert, Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, is now available for on-site visits for evaluation and planning.

Program Components

Pilchuck’s new On-site Infection Control Program includes:

a) Horse health management, including traveling guidelines

b) Access management, including managing visitors and transient horses

c) Operational management, including cleaning and disinfection, and pest control

d) Presentation of infection control best practices certificate for posting in your facility (upon plan implementation) 

Consults/More Information

To request a consult or for more information, please contact Dr. Wendy Mollat at (360) 568-3111 or wmollat@pilchuckvet.com.

Good biosecurity is good for your horses, good for the equine community at large, and good for your financial investment. Remember: Smart, comprehensive planning now can mitigate the risks of the next disease outbreak!