Equine Sector


The biggest risk to a horse is travel: the travelling can stress a horse out, which in turn will weaken its defense system. This once again highlights the importance of good bio security, as you need to give your horse the best chance at fighting infection.

Travelling will increase the risk of cross-contamination, particularly if you are staying in temporary stabling facilities where other horses have stayed. Their faeces can be left in a stable prior to your visit.

There are many environments in which bacteria can thrive where you least expect or anticipate – such as the surfaces in indoor show rings; where ‘sand sore’ and thrush can develop. This is because some of the modern surfaces, which are a mixture of fine fibres and wax, can remain warm and hold moisture – leading to a risk of horses developing bacterial infections of the hoof or frog such as thrush.

Market Sectors Covered

  • Equine

    Equine retail, wholesale, services and advice



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