The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Office (MAST) is encouraging the Icelandic horse community to share a new video on preventing spread of contagious diseases and help protect the well being of Icelandic animals.
In order to protect the Icelandic horse and other native animals, it’s important that tourists do not bring riding gear (saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.) or used riding gloves to Iceland as import is prohibited. Riding clothes are to be disinfect as instructed prior to entry and tourists should avoid bringing animal products to the country. These can carry infections and new diseases could have disastrous consequences for the Icelandic horse.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Office (MAST) hopes to reach tourists with a new video on disease control.
“Bringing new diseases to the country could have disastrous consequences for the Icelandic horse. MAST encourages the Icelandic horse community to share the new video on control of infectious diseases to help protect the wellbeing of Icelandic animals,” says Sigurborg Daðadóttir, Chief Veterinary Officer at MAST.