We have had many questions on what product is best to use in the protection against EHV-1.
Anoka Equine is recommending Chlorhexidine (also known as Nolvasan). We do not stock this for re-sale but it can be purchased at most farm supply stores. The dilution is 1 ounce of Chlorhexidine/Nolvasan per 1 gallon of water. This can be used in a spray bottle, as a dip, or in a foot bath. Our veterinarians as well as many local farriers are using this as precaution between visits. As a side note, many of the farm supply stores also sell plastic gloves and over-shoes.
We also suggest washing your hands very well and changing clothing and shoes between visits to help prevent the spread of this virus. If we all do our part and keep our horses at home this virus will run its course more quickly. It is much better to lose a month of riding rather then lose the whole summer.
Link to biosecurity toolkit 19 pages long but good resource: Biosecurity Tool Kit for Equine Events” from the State of CAhttp://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/Biosecurity_Toolkit_Part_2.pdf
Biosecurity risk calculator link: http://www.equineguelph.ca/Tools/biosecurity_2011.php
Biosecurity recommendations from the AAEP: http://www.aaep.org/info/infectious-disease-control