Equine industry professionals including association leaders, veterinarians, regulatory animal health officials and horse owners are encouraged to attend this meeting in order to gain a better understanding of this issue. The goal is to collaborate to determine what areas can and need to be improved to advance equine health and avoid disease outbreaks.
Diseases to be discussed at this event include: equine herpesvirus 1, vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, pigeon fever, equine influenza, equine piroplasmosis and others.
Currently communications on equine disease outbreaks present a number of challenges in reaching all levels of horse ownership. This forum will work to improve disease control efforts that are intended to enhance communications between health officials, veterinarians and horse owners.