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post #1 of 3 Old 05-17-2013, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Preventing EHV-1

We have recently moved to Florida and I know that outbreaks are a way of life around here... We were scheduled to attend the Ocala Arabian Amateur Show in March but it was canceled because of an outbreak of EHV-1. Since there is no vaccine and no real treatment for it I started thinking about ways to prevent the spread.

If I was to take a sprayer, like the kind you would use to spray weeds in your yard, and spray down the show ground stalls with a mix of bleach and water before letting my horse in, would that provide any protection? I know that it is spread through both air and solid contact, so it would not really address all of the risks, but I feel like I need to do something!

My horse is not a cribber and obviously I would bring my own feed and water buckets, but still...

Any tips from Floridians out there??
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-17-2013, 09:06 AM
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I don't think bleach will help. In the face of organic matter, the active ingredients bind to the organic matter and render the bleach product ineffective.

What does work is a phenol compound like Penn O Pine (not sure they even make it anymore). The issue with this is that it is HIGHLY toxic to cats (they can absorb it through their foot pads and it causes death by renal failure.. not pretty at all).

Also what works well is to scrub the area with soap and water (a big job) and rinse it well with very hot water. With the organic material removed, bleach can then be used more effectively. Most stalls are wood with dirt floors or have mats that you cannot clean under. In those instances, cleaning is nearly impossible.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-17-2013, 09:19 AM
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Attaching link from UCDavies that has quite a lot of information
Center for Equine Health UC Davis
Center for Equine Health UC Davis
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