Equine Disease Communication Center Launches New Website 

The EDCC has launched a newly redesigned website that improves the user experience and better informs the horse industry about disease outbreaks.

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The Equine Disease Communication Center, a leader in real-time and accurate information about infectious diseases, is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at https://equinediseasecc.org/. The new site features a clean, modern design. It improves the user experience with resources readily available and more access to information in times of need.

When a disease outbreak occurs at an equine facility, lack of information can be detrimental to navigating the situation successfully. The new website alleviates the need to search multiple sites for information. It provides real-time and accurate communication during outbreaks. Equinediseasecc.org houses all information in one place to successfully navigate an outbreak, with the resources for both owners and veterinarians.

“We are thrilled to launch our newly designed website for horse owners, veterinarians, state animal health officials and event managers who need to stay current with disease outbreak information. Dealing with COVID-19 highlighted the need for disease education and streamlined communication. Our new website offers a one-stop shop for disease information,” said Dr. Nathaniel White, EDCC director. “We have created individual disease pages which link to factsheets. And, we have the latest information about diagnosis, treatments and vaccination guidelines for owners and veterinarians.”

Increasing Biosecurity Awareness

The EDCC continues to work on the cooperative agreement from USDA-APHIS National Animal Disease Preparedness Response Program (NADPRP) to increase biosecurity awareness. The new website will grow as an educational resource. All facets of the horse industry: owners, show managers, veterinarians and partners will benefit from the continued education and updates. 

The EDCC encourages visitors to explore the new site. They can sign up for email alerts to receive the most recent case information. The EDCC also encourages veterinarians to report confirmed cases through the report a disease page: (https://equinediseasecc.org/report-a-disease). Keeping up to date on the latest information allows users to know when a disease is prevalent in their area. Then, they can make an informed decision about travel. 

About the EDCC

The EDCC is an industry-driven information center that works to protect the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system seeks and reports real-time information about infectious diseases. The EDCC is based in Lexington, Kentucky, at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ headquarters. US Equestrian hosts the website and call center. The EDCC is funded entirely through the generosity of organizations, industry stakeholders and horse owners. To learn more visit www.equinediseasecc.org.

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