Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
Lodi Veterinary Care is proud to offer Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) quarantine services for imported stallions and mares. Our quarantine facility is located only two and half hours north of Chicago Import Center in Lodi, Wi. We will assist your horse in transitioning from their recent travel.
We are happy to assist you with this final step in your horse’s importation journey. Please call our office if you have any questions (608) 592-7755
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) is a venereal disease transmitted during breeding activity or by contact with contaminated objects. It can cause infertility in both mares and stallions, with infected mares showing little to no outward signs of the illness and stallions showing no signs at all. All breeding horses over the age of two that come into the United States from countries known to have CEM are required by the USDA to undergo testing and treatment at an accredited CEM quarantine facility. Geldings are exempt from quarantine. CEM is not present within the United States; the purpose of quarantining imported horses is to prevent the introduction of CEM into the country.
For more information on CEM, please visit the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services website, www.aphis.usda.gov. Click on “Animal Health” and then “Animal Disease Information.”
CEM quarantine location
Our quarantine services are provided at a facility on a privately-owned farm outside of Lodi, WI. Conveniently located only two and a half hours north of Chicago USDA Import Center, Lodi is located just off I39-I90-I94. We are happy to assist you with this final step in your horse’s importation journey. Please call our office if you have any questions, (608) 592-7755.
Please download our CEM Owner Agreement. This needs to be returned to us prior to the arrival of your horse for CEM quarantine.
Our CEM quarantine team offers the highest quality of individual care to meet the needs of your horses. Our facility has individual stalls and a covered paddock for turnout in inclement weather.
Our equine veterinary team at Lodi Veterinary Care manages the CEM quarantine for each horse. We keep owners updated on each horse’s process and make sure they are healthy and their stay is comfortable. In addition to the indoor stalls, our facility has grass paddocks for turnout weather permitting.