Mares will be quarantined for approximately 14-20 days depending upon their date of arrival and the decision to expedite the process. During this time, the USDA and Equine Medical Center will work together to conduct all the required testing. Standard board includes :
Quarantine for stallions can generally run from 32 - 45 days depending upon their date of arrival. During the quarantine period, the USDA and Equine Medical Center will work together to conduct all required testing. Standard board includes:
Generally speaking, the hours of visitation are 9:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday - Monday, hours of visitation are 9:00am - 5:00pm. Visitors need to schedule an appointment with either Will or Betsy Calder. If necessary, special arrangements can be made with prior knowledge.
Horses in quarantine may be exercised by hand walking or riding. Turnout is available. No medication is to be given to quarantine horses without prior consent. Any use of medication could jeopardize the CEM quarantine process. Farriers or other veterinary services must be approved prior to scheduling. Per the Florida Dept of Agriculture, all visitors must sign a guest log. All visitors must use the footwash and handwash upon entering and exiting the facility. Pets are not permitted in the quarantine area at any time. Any feed requests or special instructions must be requested in advance.