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.
Equestrian IT experts, show secretaries and event organisers from around the world flew into the Olympic capital of Lausanne this week for a high-tech work-out with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
The WA Horse Council is holding a competition to find a name for the demonstration ‘horse’ from England.
The FEI has named three Independent Governance Advisors (IGAs), with the first due to start work this weekend.
At present there are no consistently safe and effective methods for the treatment of headshaking in horses. The condition, a neuropathic facial pain syndrome, often leaves affected horses impossible to ride and dangerous to handle, and can result in euthanasia.
The South Australian horse owning community has rallied together to relocate a conservative estimate of two thousand horses over the past three days out of the fire danger areas of Adelaide Hills and the South East.
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