Size and Scope of the Horse Industry
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its' antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.
In line with the Hendra Vaccination By-Law, Equestrian Australia (EA) has reviewed the By-Law before the proposed implementation date of 1st October 2014.
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.
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