Protect Your Barn and Horses from Disease

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Horses July 13, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF


Learn more about prevention, protection, and proactive ways of minimizing disease risk in your horse facility.

Is your horse farm at risk from an equine version of “Typhoid Mary?” Do you know the most common ways that your horse may be exposed to disease? How can you decrease your horse’s chance of infection in case of an outbreak?

How do you care for, handle or clean up after a sick horse has been identified? This free webinar will give practical evaluation methods and advice for prevention, protection, and proactive ways of minimizing disease risk in your horse facility. You can find additional information and view the recorded webcast here.

Webcast: Tips for Protecting Your Barn and Horse from Disease

Speaker: Dr. Betsy Greene, University of Vermont. Dr. Betsy Greene is a Professor of Animal Science and Extension Equine Specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont. She was raised in Bedford, Massachusetts and received her A.A.S. and B.S. from Morehead State University, her M.S. from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from Kansas State University. She earned American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists certification in 1997.

This webcast was made possible through the joint relationship between My Horse University and eXtension Horses.

Want to Know More?

Learn a few quick tips about biosecurity on horse farms from this video created by Dr. Betsy Greene.


You can find more information about equine diseases and management in the following resources.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.