The following appeared in The Paulick Report March 28.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for many horse owners. To have a central source for accurate information, The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) published a COVID-19 resource page on its website featuring items to help horse owners navigate this disease pandemic.
To mitigate and protect horses from the spread of COVID-19 and keep owners and horses safe, the EDCC created a resource center that will be updated as necessary to reflect current information.
The EDCC’s COVID-19 resource page features fact sheets to help owners explain the differences between equine coronavirus (ECoV) and COVID-19 as well as needed tools to stay up to date on the latest information. Users will be able to download and print off fact sheets and educational materials that can be posted in barns and facilities.
“While information about the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing, the EDCC is receiving questions and concerns from owners about the safety of their horses,” said Dr. Nathaniel White, Director of the EDCC. “In order to help mitigate and protect horses from the spread of disease and help keep owners and horses safe, we created this resource center that will be updated as necessary to reflect the current information.”
The EDCC encourages horse owners to visit the COVID-19 resource page for more information. The page will be updated as needed.