Stop the spread of horse diseases


The importance of on-farm biosecurity and personal hygiene in protecting horses from disease has been highlighted by the equine influenza outbreak that was first detected in New South Wales in August 2007.

This disease has now been eradicated but biosecurity measures remain important for the ongoing prevention of all infectious disease in horses.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • avoid bringing problems home
  • prevent disease spread
  • boundary fences
  • vaccination
  • prevent disease from other species
  • investigating and reporting disease


Primefact 836 Third Edition

Published: 02 May 2012