03: Designated Isolation Area

Action Point: Establish a designated isolation stall or paddock on the property.

Rationale: A designated isolation area should be available at all times on any property with more than 1 horse, even in the case of a small family farm with a closed herd. If a horse falls ill, isolation is key in protecting the other horse(s) on the property from a potentially infectious disease.

Unless there is proof of a negative Coggins test and up-to-date vaccination records when a new horse arrives on the property, the best practice is to keep it isolated for 2 to 3 weeks before introducing it to the rest of the herd.

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