Federal law requires that all breeding horses over the age of two traveling to the United States from a country that is known to have the disease Contagious Equine Metritis must go to a C.E.M quarantine facility for rigorous testing and treatment. Geldings are not considered breeding horses. Brookside Equestrian Center is a US Department of Agriculture certified facility. C.E.M is a venereal disease of horses caused by bacteria and spread through breeding. Ultimately, C.E.M results in a mare's inability to conceive. Stallions can carry the bacteria, but do not show clinical signs
5 Questions to ask before choosing a quarantine station
1. Will my horse be turned out?
While most stations are unable to provide daily turnout for quarantined animals, at BEC your horse will enjoy turnout in our grass paddock adjacent to the station.
2. Will my horse be groomed daily?
The cleanliness and comfort of your horse is paramount at BEC. Your horse will be groomed daily and special care will be taken to insure a pleasant stay while in quarantine.
3. Will my horse get personal attention?
At BEC your horse will enjoy three feedings per day with the grain of your choice (when available) and timothy/grass hay. Do you have a special request? We always do our best to accommodate special needs.
4. Does your facility off pick up service from the USDA quarantine in New York?
We offer pickup service from USDA Newburgh for a very reasonable fee. Please call for more information.
5. What about exercise for your horse during quarantine?
While Rhode Island will only allow authorized quarantine personnel to enter the quarantine station, our resident trainers is a USDF Certified Instructor and is available to exercise your horse during quarantine stay.