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From the American Association of Equine Practitioners:
TIPS FOR EQUINE BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19
With the recommendations from the CDC, requirements put in place by some states, and the general fear in the United States, horse businesses are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and facing some unique challenges.Some of the important things to remember are:
• Use common sense: horse folks are familiar with biosecurity and disease spread, we just need to apply this knowledge to humans. Think "strangles protocol"!
• Be prepared to enforce some restrictions and some changes to your barn policies until the pandemic has passed.
• Protecting your health and the health of your staff, family and clients is paramount during this time.
• Have a plan in place for the number of essential staff required to look after the horses’ minimum needs, and provide frequent updates to both clients and employees.
• Horse owners should have alternate plans in place for the care of their horses if they themselves become sick and self-isolate or become hospitalized. If you have no one to help look after your horses, then the CDC recommends that you wash your hands before and after caring for your animals, as well as wear a face mask while handling them until you are cleared by your health care professional.
• The AVMA has stated that infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people. However, out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.Our friends at Stable Management Magazine pulled together some tips and ideas that might help you manage this uncertain time; you can read the full article at https://stablemanagement.com/…/tips-for-equine-businesses-d….