QUOTE (Dr Daniel Wigger @ Mar 20 2012, 03:13 PM)
Some info about glanders:glanders
Since the 1990s glanders is considered a re-emerging disease. With world wide horse transport the bacteria is very likely to spread again.
Thank you Dr Wigger. All exports we made importing country rules cover duren and glanders.
I feel that often all this is spread because of neglect. From day one, when I took my horses to a show ground, I first disinfected their stalls- walls, floors etc before I stalled them. When they came home I put them into a special quarantine building for 8 days and let no ousider near them. I also always had our horsevans disinfected and took every precaution to prevent carrying in deadly deceases. May be others do the same, at least I hope so.
I also do not let any visitor,outsider touch my horses "heads", unless they washed and disinfected their hands first.
Many people love stroking a horse's head down to the nostrils and can transmit all sort of things.
But I also am a stickler on CLEAN EQUIPMENT- and use sheets under the saddle pad, easily washed after each use.
And of course I want their stalls as clean as my own bedroom, and that is done.