Ontario Equine
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This FAAST Review was Meant to:

  1. Describe how equine owners and handlers and their veterinarians can practice antimicrobial stewardship without compromising animal health and welfare
  2. Discuss the importance of biosecurity to reduce exposure and spread of disease in a facility
  3. Review how producers can tackle respiratory disease through managing the environment and the use of bacterial culture to ensure proper antimicrobial use and therapy

After this FAAST Review, You Should Now Know:

Section 1:

  • The significance of Streptococcus equi or Strangles, and how to identify it
  • Treatment of strangles and the importance of involving your veterinarian to establish treatment protocols to prevent antimicrobial resistance
  • How strangles is spread and how to prevent it from causing an outbreak within your facility

Section 2:

  • How Rhodococcus affects foals, clinical signs, and when to call your veterinarian
  • Treatment of pneumonia in foals and how antimicrobial use has impacted our ability to treat it
  • How pneumonia is spread and how to prevent it from affecting your youngstock

Section 3:

  • The importance of biosecurity in preventing the spread of disease and challenges with animal movement both nationally and internationally
  • Management practices to reduce pathogen loads and minimize exposure
  • Facility management and biosecurity zones to reduce and prevent the spread of disease both from entering and from spreading within a facility