03: Hand Hygiene

Action Point: Ensure there is hot running water, soap and clean towels available in the bathroom at all times. Install alcohol-based liquid hand sanitizer or sanitizer wipe dispensers throughout the barn and encourage everyone to use them before and after touching horses.

Rationale: Proper hand cleaning isn’t only for veterinarians. Clean hands save lives and help prevent the transmission of infectious disease.

Clean Hands Save Lives: Horsey-Style

Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease