This project on horse biosecurity was created by Cari Wollman (CVMBS DVM 2023) during a summer internship through Colorado State University Extension focusing on Animal Disaster Preparedness. Cari is interested in all aspects of equine health, so biosecurity was a natural way to combine veterinary medicine with disaster preparedness. She spent her summer extension internship with Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, Equine Epidemiologist with USDA- APHIS tracking vesicular stomatitis virus and other equine infectious diseases.

Based on her education, observations and experience, Cari created two distinct sets of guidelines for both horse owners and barn managers of large horse boarding facilities to provide simple, manageable tasks for horse lovers to keep both horses and their humans healthy and safe.

Cari Wollman and horse

Horse Owners

Horse Barn Manager