Director's Message A note from Center for Equine Health director Dr. Carrie Finno about the Fall 2020 issue of the Horse Report. Dr. Knickelbein Receives 2020 Wilson Award Ophthalmology resident Dr. Kelly Knickelbein received the 2020 James M. Wilson Award for her publication evaluating a genetic risk factor for ocular squamous cell carcinoma in Belgian horses. Equine Students Receive Chancellor's Awards The 2020 UC Davis Spring Awards ceremony recognized two undergraduate students who conducted research in equine genetics - Yael (Izzie) Hack and Callie Wilcox, both Animal Science majors. From Flies to Fomites: How Infectious Diseases Spread Controlling infectious diseases relies on understanding how they spread. Infectious organisms can be transmitted to horses through a variety of routes. Common Offenders: Equine Pathogens to Keep on Your Radar From flu to West Nile virus, these are some common pathogens to have on your radar. Foal-specific pathogens are also discussed. What You Don't See: Asymptomatic (Subclinical) Carriers As Sources of Infectious Disease Asymptomatic carriers play critical roles in the transmission of infectious diseases, but they largely go undetected, thereby hampering control efforts. Keeping Your Horse Healthy Useful guides to keeping your horse healthy at home and away from home. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Equine Biosecurity Practicing good biosecurity at home and while traveling is important for your horse’s health and safety, and is an important part of industry-wide disease control measures. Here's a list of important things to remember when it comes to equine biosecurity. UC Davis Equine Isolation Facilities - The Next Frontier The Equine Isolation Unit at the UC Davis veterinary hospital allows for care of horses with serious and highly contagious infectious diseases such as equine herpesvirus and strangles.