Volume 1 | March 2019
CEM Quarantine News & Updates
Welcome to the UC Davis Advantage!

The UC Davis Center for Equine Health (CEH) is proud to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's California Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) Quarantine Station. Whether you are a longtime client or are new to our CEM quarantine facility, we are here to answer your questions and help ensure a smooth process for you and your horses.
Renovated Quarantine Stalls
Have you heard? The CEH is upgrading the CEM quarantine facilities! Two quarantine stalls have been fully renovated, with more to come! Our riding arena and round pen have also been upgraded with brand new all-weather footing. Visit the link below for photos and information about upgraded CEM quarantine building naming opportunities.

Click "play" for a video tour of one of the upgraded quarantine stalls.
Meet Our Mares
Stallions that come through CEM quarantine are bred to 2 mares and tests are performed to establish CEM-free status. One unique aspect of our program is that we maintain our own herd of mares. Since these mares live at the CEH, we know their health histories, behaviors, and personalities, which is important for keeping your stallion safe during test breeding.

Splatter, a 7 year old Thoroughbred, is one of 9 mares currently in our test mare herd.
“We have been very pleased with the level of care given our mare during her quarantine. Beyond the excellent veterinary care, the staff was so caring and interested in our horse’s well-being. It was clear the staff had been in regular contact with her as she came to them when they used her name. She was clearly fond of them. It would be easy for busy staff members to treat their horses as a number, but, at the Davis facility, we had the clear impression everyone took a sincere interest in our mare. Thank you for your expert care and your excellent horsemanship.”
–Brian and Lisa Sabo, Costa Mesa, CA
Our Staff: Experience & Expertise
Your horse is in good hands.
The success of any equine program depends on the staff that run it, and we are proud to say that we have some of the best. Dawne Roper and Kaci Hume are the quarantine technicians. They oversee the daily care of each horse, perform the required CEM sampling, and are the primary points of contact while your horse is at our facility.

Dawne and Kaci both have extensive horse experience and have been members of the CEH quarantine staff for several years. As a result, they know all of the ins and outs of the quarantine process. In fact, they were chosen for their expertise to provide training on sampling protocols for veterinarians during a USDA CEM testing workshop with participants from quarantine facilities around the country.

When you choose the CEH, you can rest assured that your horse is in the best hands possible!
You May Be Wondering
Q: Are blanketing and graining services available while my horse is in quarantine?
A: Your horse’s health and well-being are our highest priorities during their stay with us and we work closely with owners/agents to ensure personalized care. Our experienced animal health technicians blanket horses daily (stalls also have built-in heaters that are turned on and off depending on the weather and individual horse’s needs). Staff are happy to pick up grain from our local feed store or place special orders that can be shipped directly to CEH. Grain can also be dropped off at our facility. We are able to cater to other individual requests as well, including administering dewormers, anti-ulcer medications, applying topical medications, etc. These services are provided at no extra charge but the owner is responsible for the purchasing costs.
To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the CEH office at (530) 752-6433, or email cehadmin@ucdavis.edu .