Equine Disease Communication Center Launches New Phone App

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) has launched a mobile app version of its online information system to make real-time alerts for infectious diseases available for all parts of the horse industry on your smart phone.

The EDCC Disease Alerts app connects directly to the disease alert page, making it easy for users to filter information by disease, location and date. Users have quick access to the disease risk information necessary to make decisions about travel and biosecurity. The app also provides access to disease fact sheets with helpful information about diagnosis and treatment.

“The EDCC is a reliable source for not only accessing disease threats, but also defining progression of disease events,” said E.S. “Rusty” Ford, equine operations consultant, Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian. “The greatest benefit is reliability of the information posted enabling us and others opportunity to develop and implement disease-mitigating strategies.”

Keep information about equine infectious diseases at your fingertips, by downloading the EDCC Disease Alert app and encouraging others to do so. Search “EDCC Disease Alerts” at the App Store or Google Play to download.

About the Equine Disease Communication Center
The Equine Disease Communication Center, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., is a horse industry initiative developed to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. Support for the EDCC comes entirely from sponsor donations which are tax deductible. To learn more about the EDCC, visit http://www.equinediseasecc.org/

Contact: Giulia M. Garcia
AAEP Communications Coordinator
ggarcia@aaep.org or (859) 705-0362

 

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