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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

COVID-19 Horse Behaviour Seek the advice of Pointers

BC has now entered the second section in direction of reopening the province through the COVID-19 pandemic. As I present for the well being and welfare of animals, my behaviour consulting service was all the time thought of a vital service, even through the first section of management of the virus. At the moment, I voluntarily selected to quickly droop all in-person consults, till extra details about the virus and its transmission could possibly be gathered. I’ll now start seeing horse behaviour purchasers once more for in-person consults whereas following the beneficial practices set forth by our provincial well being authorities.


  • As my in-person horse behaviour consults happen open air, there isn’t any want for bodily contact with my purchasers, and it’s usually potential to keep up a minimal 2-meter distance between myself and my purchasers whereas talking, the chance of publicity to the COVID-19 virus for each my purchasers and myself is taken into account low. Nonetheless, if you’re immune-compromised or produce other well being points that make you extra inclined to problems ensuing from contracting COVID-19 it’s suggested that we ebook a distant seek the advice of at any time when potential.


  • All purchasers will probably be pre-screened previous to an appointment being booked to make sure: that they haven’t travelled out of province within the final 14 days; that they aren’t at the moment experiencing signs equivalent to cough, fever, runny nostril; that inside the previous 14 days they haven’t been uncovered to anybody displaying such signs, or anybody who has been recognized with COVID-19. Any shopper who solutions sure to the pre-screening questions will probably be requested to rebook at a later date.

  • My fingers will probably be sanitized earlier than and after the seek the advice of, and my purchasers will probably be requested to do the identical.

  • Throughout temporary occasions had been it might not be potential to keep up the minimal 2-meter distance, non-medical masks will probably be worn by each myself and my purchasers and the time spent shut collectively will probably be stored quick.

  • All consults will happen in an outside or coated, open-air setting.

  • Ought to or not it’s needed for me to briefly deal with a shopper’s horse to exhibit a behaviour modification approach I’ll use my very own leadrope, and any touched surfaces (i.e. the horse’s halter) will probably be sanitized instantly after the demonstration. Please carry your individual pen and paper to take notes through the seek the advice of, if desired.

  • Whereas it’s nonetheless suggested that each one folks answerable for the care and coaching of a horse be current at a seek the advice of, all events might want to observe the above tips whereas on the seek the advice of. As well as, the names and speak to data of all folks attending the seek the advice of will should be offered prematurely of the seek the advice of.

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