Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) is bacterial equine venereal disease that historically has been considered exotic to the United States. The disease can be difficult to detect and control because it frequently causes subclinical infection in mares and an asymptomatic carrier state in stallions.
Federal law requires that all stallions and mares ages two years and older traveling to the United States from a country known to have CEM, including most of Europe, go to a CEM quarantine for testing. Three different tests or procedures are used to determine if a horse is infected, including bacterial culture, blood testing and test breeding (stallions only).
Your horse’s safety is the highest priority, and the professionals at Reid and Associates Equine Clinic are very experienced in managing federal procedures and expediting laboratory results. Whether this is your first time dealing with these procedures, or you import dozens of horses each year, Reid and Associates will streamline the quarantine process.
Many of the horses placed in CEM quarantine in South Florida are high performance horses and our goal is to get your horse out of quarantine and into the show ring as quickly as possible.
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