Dr David Marlin and Dr Jane Williams (Hartpury University) have produced a comprehensive set of guidelines to help equestrian establishments put Covid-19 control measures in place.
The attached documents, which we encourage you to download, provide guidelines to assist horse owners and stable/livery yard owners. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they follow Government advice related to the coronavirus pandemic. None of the contributors takes any responsibility for the application of these guidelines by users. Current coronavirus guidance can be found at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
These guidelines are based on research undertaken by Dr David Marlin, Dr Hayley Randle and Dr Jane Williams exploring UK horse owners’ experience and concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. Further details are available here: www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/10/10/1862
The purpose of these guidelines is to outline key areas for horse, donkey and mule owners and keepers to implement to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 within equestrian establishments. The guidelines provide a consensus-based combination of research and government guidelines.
Web versions are available for the leaflet and poster – to download those please follow the links:
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The survey was carried out in October 2020 and 1541 responses were received. This survey is a follow-up to the survey launched in March 2020 and reported in Animals, 10(10), 1862 (https://doi.org/10.3390/