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Given the forecast for the rest of the week, the bugs will be dead and unable to spread disease. This marks an end to our V.S. special procedures at PRS, effective Saturday, Nov. 15. This will give people an opportunity to go to this weekend’s CSU show if they want.We recommend avoiding close contact with other horses. Chances are very slim, but still watch for horses with mouth or hoof sores and drooling in case they got infected at the last possible second.Also, with the cold weather, we are moving into our winter disease season. This means stay away from sniffing noses, and shared water or feed at public places. Stay away from cough-ers, snotty noses, goopy eyes. These are all good policies any time.
We are back to our normal two-week quarantine for incoming horses, and will resume accepting new horses in 10 days.
Good riddance, V.S.
This was a rough summer, disease-wise. Thank you for your support as we sacrificed to keep our horses healthy.