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.
Equitation science promotes an objective, evidence-based understanding of the welfare of horses during handling, training and competition, to improve the horse-rider/handler interaction by explaining horse training from an ethological and learning theory perspective.
The FEI Bureau has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI Rules and Regulations in the discipline of Endurance.
Dung beetles are hard little workers that can save horse owners much time. Allowing dung beetles to bury the manure in paddocks is a natural way to get rid of the manure, leading to improved soil health and pasture growth.
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.
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