JUST TO BE SAFE

EQUUS - - Eq Handson -

Iso­late your horse from oth­ers if the signs point to­ward a con­ta­gious dis­ease such as stran­gles or a res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tion. Place him in his stall or in a small turnout where he is at least 10 feet away from any other horses— far enough to avoid nose-tonose con­tact—at least un­til the vet­eri­nar­ian ar­rives to con­firm the di­ag­no­sis. You’ll also want to take mea­sures against spread­ing any po­ten­tial in­fec­tion your­self, on your hands or clothes. If you need to han­dle other horses while you wait for the vet­eri­nar­ian, wash or san­i­tize your hands; ideally, you’d change your clothes, too, or at least put on a cov­er­all.

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