Services

Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures provides full CEM import quarantine services and export services for both mares and stallions. Our extremely experienced and knowledgeable staff as well as our veterinarians are more than capable of providing you and your horse with the exceptional care you deserve.

What is CEM?
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) is a sexually transmitted disease among horses caused by a bacteria Taylorella equigenitalis. Clinical signs may include a mucopurulent vaginal discharge in up to 40% of affected mares, abortion and infertility. Stallions typically show no clinical signs. Stallions and mares can become chronic carriers of CEM and be sources of infection for future outbreaks. The transmission rate is high and naturally occurs by mating, but contaminated instruments and equipment may be an indirect source of infecting mares and stallions. The bacteria can also be spread via semen collected for artificial insemination.

SERVICES
A qualified Palm Beach Equine Clinic veterinarian routinely inspects all horses upon arrival. This initial health inspection along with the payment of state of Florida fee $1250 ($100 service fee added if paid by Richard M. Faver Inc) will initiate the CEM quarantine protocol. Qualified personnel will be on the premises 24-hours a day.

Mares
Mares will be quarantined for approximately 14-16 days. During this time, the USDA, along with Palm Beach Equine Clinic, will conduct all the testing necessary to clear the mare for entrance into the United States.

  • Standard board includes your choice of grain, hay 4 times daily, hand-walking twice daily and basic care, including night check.
  • All State mandated CEM testing and procedures.
  • Coggins
  • Fee: $2950

Stallions
Stallions will be quarantined for approximately 35-45 days. During this time the USDA and Palm Beach Equine Clinic will conduct all of the testing necessary to clear the stallion for entrance into the United States.

  • Standard board includes your choice of grain, hay 4 times daily, hand-walking twice daily and basic care, including night check.
  • All State mandated CEM testing and procedures.
  • Veterinary procedures/cultures of 2 test mares.
  • Coggins.
  • $12,950