An overview of infection control strategies for equine facilities, with an emphasis on veterinary hospitals.

Traub-Dargatz JL, Dargatz DA, Morley PS, Dunowska M.

Infection control entails preventing or minimizing exposure to infectious agents or optimizing resistance to infection at the individual and population levels should exposure occur. The degree to which each of these strategies is applied varies according to the attributes of the disease agent and the population at risk. In developing an infection control, biosecurity, or biocontainment plan, it is important to decide which agent or agents are to be controlled, the method by which they might be introduced to the individual or population, and methods by which they might spread once at a farm or veterinary clinic.

Authors

Paul Morley

Citation

Traub-Dargatz JL, Dargatz DA, Morley PS, Dunowska M. An overview of infection control strategies for equine facilities, with an emphasis on veterinary hospitals. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2004 Dec;20(3):507-20, v.