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Biosecurity advice when handling aborted material from horses

Summary

Abortions are not infrequent in horses and while not all abortions are caused by infectious agents, differentiating infectious from noninfectious causes by observation only is generally difficult.

Biological material from mares who have aborted is often collected for veterinary examination and testing.

It is very important to have good biosecurity to prevent the spread of infectious agents to either people or other animals when handling this material.

Topic include:

  • Infectious causes of abortion
  • Human health risks
  • What does an abnormal placenta look like?
  • Biosecurity when handling aborted materials from mares



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Primefact 1465 First Edition

Published: 01 Apr 2016