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.
Veterinarians at the University of Queensland Equine Hospital have saved the life of a tiny pony that weighed in at a mere 10 kilograms.
Whole genome sequencing of modern and ancient horses unveils the genes that have been selected by humans in the process of domestication through the latest 5.500 years, but also reveals the cost of this domestication.
White coat with black spots: almost every child knows “Lilla Gubben” the horse of Pippi Longstocking. But what about the popularity of spotted and speckled horses (so called leopard complex spotting) during the last millennia? Researchers found out that the occurrence of these horses fluctuated considerably in the course of history.
The Queensland Horse Trails Working Group and Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation are seeking interested and proactive individuals to act as volunteer regional trail coordinators to manage local stakeholders and work with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) rangers to implement the QPWS Strategic Framework for Horse Riding in Queensland’s Parks and Forests.
The HHALTER project is looking at changes to knowledge, attitudes, and practices of horse owners over time, and we are asking people to consider taking part in the final survey in the series.
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