COVID-19 Horse Behaviour Seek the advice of Pointers

BC has now entered the second part in direction of reopening the province in the course of 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 in the course of the first part 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 may very well 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 typically potential to take care of 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 prone to problems ensuing from contracting COVID-19 it’s suggested that we e-book a distant seek the advice of every time potential.


  • All purchasers can 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 don’t seem to be presently experiencing signs corresponding to cough, fever, runny nostril; that throughout the previous 14 days they haven’t been uncovered to anybody displaying such signs, or anybody who has been identified with COVID-19. Any consumer who solutions sure to the pre-screening questions can be requested to rebook at a later date.

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

  • Throughout temporary occasions have been it might not be potential to take care of the minimal 2-meter distance, non-medical masks can be worn by each myself and my purchasers and the time spent shut collectively can be saved brief.

  • All consults will happen in an out of doors or lined, open-air setting.

  • Ought to or not it’s obligatory for me to briefly deal with a consumer’s horse to show a behaviour modification method I’ll use my very own leadrope, and any touched surfaces (i.e. the horse’s halter) can be sanitized instantly after the demonstration. Please deliver your personal pen and paper to take notes in the course of the seek the advice of, if desired.

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

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