I need advice on a situation that has just arose in my life.
I have 1 pony stallion who is stalled on the back side of a barn away from contact with horses.
I then have 4 mares at a second barn I recently visited.
The problem is the barn my pony is at is now shut down due to a horse that has tested positive for the coronavirus.
I have no clue what to do at this point. I have already informed other barn owner and I have done some reading.
I don't want to leave my pony in the barn owners care as he only had exposure by me walking across the arena to toss food and water at him.
Am I going too far if I buy some bootie covers, gloves, sanitizer.
Also dose anyone know if the horse type can be transmitted to people?
If buying those supplies makes you feel that your pony's health is safer, go ahead and do it. Better safe than sorry.
It is my understanding that the virus is only carried from horse to horse and that the horse type cannot be caught by humans.
I hope your pony stays safe!
The equine coronavirus is transmitted when a horse eats the poop of a horse carrying the virus.
Almost all horses recover from the virus just fine with supportive care with very very very few die due to complications that arose secondary and not the virus itself.
Just practice good bio-security.
(pick up and dispose of poop)
And wash your hands afterward.
Dont feed your horse on dirty grounds, etc.
And try your best to not step in poop. :)
Thank you :)
We are the stall cleaners so we get the most sanitizing after every stall.
Just glad that for the past 3weeks I've been to sick to work my boy, which means he has been only in his stall. Just hope he can hold out another 6weeks if not longer.
Though the whole back side the barn is unexposed ground so might be able to let him bounce on a lungeline if I'm careful.
Thanks again for making me feel a lil better :)