Size and Scope of the Horse Industry
Knowledge about riding school management, training of students, and frequency and risk factors for the occurrence of disease in riding school horses will be better understood as a result of a study conducted by Jens Agger, Louise Christensen, Rikke Buhl, Christian Pipper and Maj Thomsen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
To shoe or not to shoe the performance dressage horse? Researchers Richard Mott and Julie Ellis from Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, England believe that in order to make an informed decision on whether to shoe or not, it is important to weigh up potential costs and benefits.
Horses and the safety of people who are with themThe Horse SA National Equine Safety Conference is believed to be the first cross-sector horse industry conference of its type ever held in Australia.
“Horses can learn to understand the meaning of abstract symbols and to use these to communicate with humans” stated researcher Cecilie Mejdell at the recent 10th International Equitation Science Conference. The study, which aimed to teach horses to use symbols to express their preferences regarding blanketing/rugging, was conducted by Mejdell and research colleagues Turid Buvik, Grete Jørgensen and Knut Bøe from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by global equine welfare charity the Brooke.
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