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Owners can take several steps to control salmonellosis:
Buy horses only from sources that are free of the disease.
Isolate new horses when they arrive.
Have a veterinarian check all new horses when they arrive to determine if they appear healthy.
Protect feed and water supplies from fecal contamination.
Be sure housing areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses.
Minimize stress .
If you have an ill or known infected horse:
Isolate the ill horse.
Have your horse examined and tested by your veterinarian to determine the cause of illness.
Start hygiene and cleaning routines for personnel working with infected horses.
Remove all feces promptly and dispose of them away from horse housing or grazing areas.
Thoroughly clean and sanitize all contaminated living areas.
Minimize stress for all horses on the property.
Follow your veterinarian’s instructions for medication and care.