Size and Scope of the Horse Industry
The 10th International Equitation Science Conference is being held in Denmark from the 6th to the 9th August.
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property in the Gladstone area after a deceased horse tested positive for Hendra virus infection.
Safe Work Australia released a “Guide to managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses” in June 2014 (Endorsed by all states and territories.)
The exciting programme for the 10th International Equitation Science Conference includes a wide range of papers encompassing many aspects of equestrianism; from horse husbandry and care to high level performance. The scientific sessions will start with plenary sessions from world leaders in their field.
The Australasian Equine Science Symposium starts this Friday, 18th July, but there is still time to register.
Equivac® HeV is a new vaccine recommended for use in horses that is effective against the deadly Hendra Virus (HeV). The vaccine was launched at the beginning of November 2012 and it is now available nationwide through accredited Veterinarians.
Biosecurity Queensland is currently managing a Hendra virus case in the Bundaberg area.
The property has been quarantined which means restrictions apply to moving horses and horse materials on and off the property. The quarantine will be in place for at least one month.
The neighbouring property, which also has a number of horses, has been quarantined as it has been identified that animals on the property had potential contact with the infected horse.
Horse owners are reminded that movement restrictions are only in place for those properties under quarantine, there are NO general horse movement restrictions in place in the Bundaberg area.
Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case in the Tablelands area after a positive test result was received late last night.
You are invited to an important Hendra Information Night in Mackay or Rockhampton