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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    cause respiratory disease abortion lack of coordination and the inability to stand Equine Herpes is also airborne and can be transported by humans on feed clothing boots and hands Is a virus of the family Herpesviridae that cause rhinopneumonitis in horses It is the most important viral cause of respiratory infection in foals like other herpes viruses EHV 4 causes a lifelong latent infection in affected animals These horses are usually the source for new infection for foals over two months old weanlings and yearlings Symptoms include fever loss of appetite and discharge from the nose Most infected animals recover in one to three weeks but death can occur in environments with overcrowding and other stress factors Steri 7 is the answer To prevent the above from happening regular use of Ster 7 will prevent this either by power washing or Fogging Steri 7 can be used in the following areas stables tack rooms horse transport vehicles walkers stud rings and feed buckets STERI 7 has a proven track record in Government Approved Laboratory tests Steri 7 has been passed and approved by the Irish Equine Centre we believe that the regular application of Steri 7 within your cleaning procedures

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/217/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    only the people who work with the sick horse and other animals but also the sick horse This last point might not seem obvious because the animal is already sick but he is at risk for secondary infections if owners aren t careful At Sentinel Ireland we would suggest that both horse owners and veterinarians at veterinary clinics as well as residential horse farms consider the following biosecurity tips Isolate sick animals from healthy ones If the barn is small house affected horses in a stall away from the main door and if possible keep at least one empty stall between the sick and the healthy horses Care for healthy animals before tending to the sick animals Designate clothing shoes and equipment for the sick horse Nonpermeable or washable coveralls and plastic clogs with plastic boot covers are good clothing choices to use only when in contact with the affected animals When tending to sick horses gloves are a must Other personal protective gear such as face masks might be needed in some cases to prevent inhalation of bacteria Additionally if the horse has a respiratory condition like strangles use a disposable cap to protect hair Some horses like to get into your face and may sneeze on you you should try and protect yourself in every way possible Place a barrier such as a paint tarp curtains or an old bedspread around the stall housing the affected horse to keep bacteria rich nasal secretions from becoming airborne and infecting other horses Wash your hands between tending to horses even after wearing gloves We also suggest disinfecting your hands using our Steri 7 hand sanitizer between handling horses Consider stepping in a disinfectant footbath before and after leaving a sick horse s stall Clean and disinfect all equipment e g

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/229/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    safe highly corrosive and can cause damage to humans and animals alike if not used properly They do not eradicate spores and therefore allow pathogens to increase and mutate In the equine and Agri industries cleaning protocols are not always consistent thereby allowing the growth and spread of this particular bacterium Steri 7 is the answer The organism can be difficult to eradicate making treatment challenging at times Steri 7

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/218/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    cases and outbreaks of equine herpesvirus 1 EHV 1 which can cause potentially fatal neurologic disease have drawn attention to the need for prevention Influenza salmonellosis and strangles are some other infectious diseases of concern We recommend precautions including disinfecting horse transport vehicles and equipment and preventing horse to horse contact that could spread pathogens Steri 7 is the leading Disinfection in this Area Good on farm biosecurity and personal hygiene is important not only in the prevention of exotic diseases but any infectious disease that can effect horses What You Need to Do Simple steps owners can take at events to stop the spread of diseases Prepare for a trip by properly cleaning the horse trailer and consulting with your veterinarian about your horse s present health vaccinations diseases of concern and any other relevant issues Pack all cleaning equipment and health supplies you might need on the road Create a clean environment for your horse during a show or event Fully clean and disinfect on site stalls before housing your horse at an event Wash your hands if you have touched other peoples horses Steri 7 disinfectant and hand sanitiser will help prevent the problems that pathogens cause

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/227/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus is a rare infection in humans associated with contact with horses or consumption of unpasteurized milk products Less commonly known the bacteria may affect lymph nodes in the thorax and or abdomen causing a syndrome known as Metastatic strangles Steri 7 is the answer Until now disinfectants have been relied upon to fight germ and bacterial contamination But even the best disinfectants are designed to work

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/216/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    answer A team of experts from Murdock University in Western Australia recently set out to identify EIPH risk factors in a population of Australian racehorses At least 30 minutes after each race the team performed tracheobronchial endoscopy on 583 racehorses competing at tracks in Perth Australia Experienced clinicians blinded to the horse s identity race performance and other factors evaluated each horse and scored its EIPH on a 5 point scale with 0 being no evidence of EIPH and 4 being severe EIPH The team also collected and evaluated 28 horse track equipment and climatic related variables to pinpoint risk factors Upon reviewing their results they found that Of the 583 horses examined endoscopically 330 56 6 showed evidence of EIPH Of those 159 were classified as Grade 1 bleeders 111 as Grade 2 45 as Grade 3 and 15 as Grade 4 Low ambient temperatures were associated with an increased risk of EIPH Horses that had 20 or more lifetime starts were more likely to develop EIPH than horses with fewer lifetime starts Longer race distance increased the chance of EIPH Horses wearing one or more bar shoes were more likely to bleed than horses not shod with bar

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/226/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    Products used for ringworm are mainly caustic and therefore leave a white mark on the skin Very harsh chemicals are used to burn away ringworm These chemicals are harmful to the environment toxic irritant non skin safe highly corrosive and can cause damage to humans and animals alike Steri 7 is the answer Steri 7 disinfectant not only prevents instances of ringworm but it can also be used to treat

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/219/ (2015-12-29)
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  • Blog - Sentinel Ireland
    the interactions between the animal and its ability to resist disease an infectious agent bacteria viruses and parasites and it s environment A horse can spend approximately 23 hours per day in its stable Stable management can have a direct effect on the health of horses The most common diseases recognised are those affecting the horses respiratory health Horses health can be affected in many ways these fall into the following main categories There are many contributing factors to a poor environment including dust noxious gases bacteria viruses and other infectious agents that are present in stables and their effect on the horse s respiratory function is considerable Common diseases include equine influenza flu Streptococcus equi strangles Aspergillus and heaves What STERI 7 Can Do Prevention of disease is always cheaper than the cure A stable should be well ventilated free of organic matter free of bird contamination and regularly disinfected to ensure best practice Steri 7 offers the best solution when it comes to disinfection Steri 7 helps prevent horses from contracting harmful debilitating pathogens will additionally rectify these problems when they are detected in your yard Steri 7 can be quickly and efficiently applied using fogging and or

    Original URL path: http://www.sentinelireland.eu/blog/225/ (2015-12-29)
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