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  • Hendra virus confirmed near Casino

    NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) today quarantined a property near Casino in northern NSW following the death of one horse from Hendra Virus. DPI Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Christine Middlemiss said the property has been placed in quarantine by the Local Land Services district veterinarian and the dead horse is being buried. “The 22-year-old...

  • Hendra virus confirmed near Lismore

    NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has confirmed Hendra virus as the cause of death of a horse near Lismore on the NSW north coast. DPI Chief Veterinary Officer Ian Roth said the dead horse has been buried and the property will be placed in quarantine. “The 8 year old gelding was observed to be...

  • Equivac HeV vaccine achieves full registration

    Zoetis announced today that the Hendra virus vaccine, Equivac® HeV, has received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The announcement comes after three years of vaccine use within the Australian horse population. The Equivac HeV passed every APVMA assessment criteria – considered some of the most detailed assessment processes in the...

  • New Hendra Virus case confirmed in North Queensland

    Horse owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands. Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Allison Crook said a property had been quarantined after a horse died on the site earlier this week. “Testing has confirmed...

  • CVO Bulletin to Horse Owners: Hendra virus case at Murwillumbah

    An unvaccinated 19 year old gelding at Murwillumbah died on 20 June 2015 after a short illness. The attending veterinarian advised that there was a slight nasal discharge when he collected samples from the dead horse. Laboratory testing of all the samples were positive to Hendra virus. There has been minimal human and companion animal...