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Equine Biosecurity; It’s All About Prevention

Hoof care professionals travel from barn to barn to work on horses. Owners take their horses to events, switch barns, or buy new horses. All of this movement and interaction increases the possible growth of bacteria and viruses between barns, horses, owners and hoof care providers. Basic biosecurity protocols can help prevent the spread of disease causing pathogens and slow outbreaks once they have started. Prevention is key! In this webinar we will cover prevention protocols and discuss specific disease cases.

Dr. Caroline Barstow graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2010 and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She externed with Dr. Hess and Dr. McWilliams starting in 2011 and joined the practice in 2016. Caroline enjoys working with horses, cows, sheep, and goats with a special interest in equine geriatric and end of life care. Caroline lives with her husband Steven on their family owned dairy farm at the base of Mount Holyoke. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys playing and walking around the farm with her 4 year old son Nelson and 2 year old daughter Eloise.