Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator

Welcome to the Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator. The Calculator is an educational resource of Equine Guelph (University of Guelph) developed in partnership with Colorado State University and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and is sponsored by Vétoquinol Canada Inc. This tool provides information on equine health, infectious disease and infectious disease control.

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EQUINE GUELPH thanks Vétoquinol Canada Inc. for sponsoring the Biosecurity Risk Calculator


(button) Go to calculator page   Is Your Farm at Risk?

Complete this questionnaire and find out how your farm rates - plus learn ways to improve the areas that are at risk.

Information presented is for educational purposes only. It should not be used for the diagnosis or management of disease, and should never replace information from your veterinarian.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please chose the answer(s) that best reflects your farm.

Biosecurity FAQs

What is biosecurity?

Management practices which reduce the chances that infectious disease will be carried onto or spread from or within a farm. What is the most common way infectious diseases are spread in the equine industry? When new horses are introduced into the resident herd.

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Does the equine industry face a high biosecurity risk?

Yes! Horse farms can be high traffic areas full of activity. Horse industry caretakers need to take every possible step to decrease their biosecurity risk.

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Additional Resources:

Biosecurity - Cleaning Infosheet (pdf)
Biosecurity - Hand Hygiene Infosheet (pdf)
Biosecurity - If your horse is sick Infosheet (pdf)
Biosecurity tips for Horse Farms (YouTube)
Biosecurity - Travelling Horse Infosheet (pdf)
Biosecurity - When & How to Isolate (pdf)
Equine Biosecurity Policies & Best Practices Guide (Alberta Equestrian Federation)
Equine Biosecurity Poster (pdf)
Equine Guelph Education Programs
Fecal Collection How-to Video
Horse Events: Biosecurity guidelines for organizers and competitors (pdf)
Horse Health Check (pdf)
Horse Health Check (flash)
Horse Health Check (diagram)
Horse Management and Biosecurity Check
Vaccination Equi-Planner Tool
  Worms and Germs Blog (information on equine infectious disease)
  Worms and Germs Map

Equine Guelph thanks:

Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz and Dr. Alanna Kirby, Colorado State University, for providing content
and Dr. Scott Weese, Ontario Veterinary College, for reviewing content
the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEP Foundation) for their support.