Infection control in equine critical care settings.

Burgess BA, Morley PS.

There is a recognizable standard of practice for infection control in veterinary medicine. Effort must be given to control and prevention of infectious disease transmission within a facility and among animal populations. In the critical care setting, patients typically have a high degree of systemic illness and immune compromise, are commonly subjected to invasive procedures and placement of indwelling devices, and frequently receive antimicrobials and gastric protectants. Every equine critical care unit is distinctive in its physical and operational features and the types of patients that are managed. Infection control programs must therefore be tailored to each facility’s needs.


Paul Morley


Burgess BA, Morley PS. Infection control in equine critical care settings. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2014 Aug;30(2):467-74, ix-x. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 Jun 10.