Quarantine Fees

Quarantine Fees

  • $3,390 = Mares (minimum of 15 days)
  • $740 = Foal with mare (minimum of 15 days)
  • $9,690 = Stallions (minimum of 33 days)
  • $71 = Each additional night

The price of $9,690 per stallion includes board for the minimum of 33 days required for the CEM testing protocol to be conducted. To complete testing of each stallion, two local mares must be maintained and tests performed to establish their CEM-free status. Ovariectomized mares (mares that have had their ovaries removed) are used to test breeding so that they can be synchronized easily and no pregnancy can result. They are bred to the stallion, then cultured and a blood sample taken to establish that no CEM bacteria have been transmitted from the stallion to the mare. This procedure is essential to validate a negative result.

The price of $3,390 per mare includes board for the minimum of 15 days required for the CEM testing protocol to be conducted.  If there is a foal accompanying the mare, there is an additional price of $740. Mares are tested and cultured periodically throughout their quarantine period.

Board beyond the days required is $71.00 per day.  Prior or necessary treatment with antibiotics or positive test results may prolong the required stay time.

A signed contract and the quarantine fees are required to secure your horse's reservation at our quarantine facility.  Payment may be made by check, credit card or wire transfer.  If additional charges are incurred during quarantine due to additional boarding time, horse shoeing, foaling fees and such, the owner will be notified in advance and payment will be expected before the horse is released from the facility.

Please call for a reservation at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance of your horse's expected arrival.  To make a reservation, or for more information, please contact the CEH office at (530) 752-6433 or e-mail cehadmin@ucdavis.edu.