Managing Salmonella in equine populations.

Burgess BA, Morley PS.

Infection control is achieved through all efforts used to prevent the introduction and limit the spread of contagious pathogens within a facility or population, with the goal of eliminating sources of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and to disrupt infectious disease transmission. Congregating animals from multiple sources, as occurs at veterinary hospitals, racetracks, equestrian events, and boarding and training facilities, increases the risk for transmission of infectious diseases such as salmonella. There is a recognizable standard of practice for infection control and due effort must be given to control and prevention of infectious disease transmission within animal populations and facilities.

Authors

Paul Morley

Citation

Burgess BA, Morley PS. Managing Salmonella in equine populations. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2014 Dec;30(3):623-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2014.08.005. Epub 2014 Oct 3.