Volume 3 | March 2020
CEM Quarantine News & Updates
March is the last month of our Winter Stallion Special!

The Center for Equine Health is offering reduced pricing of $7,000 for CEM quarantine for all imported stallions through March 31, 2020 .
Please call (530) 752-6433, email cehadmin@ucdavis.edu , or visit our website at https://ceh.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/quarantine for more information.
" I am so grateful to the UC Davis CEM quarantine facility for taking such good care of my stallion for the 35 days of quarantine after arriving from Germany. He was so well treated and was obviously very comfortable in his large stall and wonderful-size run and he looked absolutely fantastic when he came out of quarantine. I also appreciated being able to come to the facility and ride my stallion when I or my trainer was able and during those times when I was not, it was such a treat to receive pictures and updates on how he was doing. Kaci, Dawne and Jenny obviously love what they do and it shows in all the little and big ways one would hope. I had the same wonderful experience with quarantining my last stallion at UC Davis as well, so bringing my new stallion to the facility was an easy decision. I feel so incredibly lucky to have this facility and these terrific techs available for my horses . "
- Brenda from CA
You May Be Wondering
Q: How does test breeding of stallions assist in the diagnosis of CEM?

A: To maximize the chance of detecting CEM infection, stallions are required to be tested by both bacterial culture and test breeding. Test breeding will sometimes detect a T. equigenitalis infection that bacterial culturing of the stallion did not detect. Test breeding involves breeding a stallion to two certified CEM-negative mares. Following test breeding, the test mares are serially tested for CEM by bacterial culture and a serology test to determine if they are infected. It takes a minimum of 35 days after the test breeding to declare the stallion negative.

Of the 23 positive stallions detected during the 2009 United States CEM Outbreak Investigation, three stallions were confirmed by test breeding protocols. Difficulties in isolating the CEM organism from heavily contaminated sampling sites led to false negative cultures and the 3 stallions were only confirmed positive after the live cover test breeding.

The UC Davis Center for Equine Health maintains a herd of CEM-negative test mares specifically for the CEM quarantine program. The mares are well trained and our technicians know their personalities which helps make the process smooth for everyone. The availability of this unique test mare herd is part of the UC Davis advantage and ensures the safety and well-being of your stallion.
To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the CEH office at (530) 752-6433, or email cehadmin@ucdavis.edu .