There are very few statistics on horses and horse related activities in Australia, and this limits what the Australian Horse Industry Council can do to obtain help for our industry.
The council is currently undertaking a short survey to find out more information about our industry. The AHIC is asking members of the horse community to take part in the survey and provide some information.
The data gathered will help the council by providing facts and figures they can use to represent the horse industry when talking to Councils, State and Federal governments as well as individual government departments.
FEI International Endurance Races in the UAE have been suspended as the FEI investigates horse welfare and non-compliance issues in the region.
Work is continuing on the Australia’s new Post-Entry Quarantine facility in Mickleham, Victoria. The facility includes a compound capable of housing up to 80 horses at a time. Construction started in May 2014 and the site is quickly taking shape.
The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) aims to facilitate research into the training of horses and other equids to enhance equine welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship. The ISES conferences serve as platforms where latest research findings and their application in practice can be communicated and discussed.
A second horse related accident in Queensland in as many days has seen a Darling Downs woman in her forties being airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after she was reportedly injured while tending to a horse.
A teenage girl has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after she fell from a horse west of Eidsvold, QLD yesterday.
In recognition of the high risk of inexperienced people being hurt when involved with horses Safe Work Australia has released a new nationally endorsed Work Cover Guide: "Guide to managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses".
Biosecurity Queensland is currently managing a Hendra virus case 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