Horse Safe

AHIC has revised the Code of Practice, Horse Safe. This new version was compiled by AHIC’s sub committee, using feedback received since its original release in 2003, along with AHIC member organisations’ comment on draft changes.  Interested parties were given further opportunities to comment on the draft revised version when it was posted on the website in 2009.

Horse Safe is a ‘living’ document, and the AHIC invites any interested party to provide input into the next revision.

Please address any comments, suggested revisions and feedback to either the AHIC Office via the contact form on the right hand side of this site or HorseSafe author Nina Arnott at nina@horsesafetyaustralia.com.au. Your opinion is valued, and we are happy to discuss any aspects or applications of the Code with you. You can also ring the office on 03 5222 6650 or Nina on 0411 685 211.

HorseSafe Code of Practice

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New biosecurity laws for QLD horse owners from 1 July 2016

New biosecurity laws for QLD horse owners from 1 July 2016

Biosecurity Queensland is urging horse owners to be aware of new biosecurity laws that will commence on 1 July 2016. General Manager for Animal Biosecurity and Welfare, Dr Allison Crook, said it was important horse owners understood the new laws. “A new approach to managing cattle tick will commence from 1 July 2016,” she said....

Enjoy your riding care free

Enjoy your riding care free

The possibility of an accident is something most of us do not like to think about. Recreational and sports horse riding enthusiasts are no different in this regard. In a bold new initiative a personal accident insurance policy has been introduced that is affordable, has substantial levels of cover and offers unprecedented levels of support...

Cancer-causing virus strikes genetically vulnerable horses

Cancer-causing virus strikes genetically vulnerable horses

Sarcoid skin tumors are the most common form of cancer in horses, but little is known about why the papillomavirus behind them strikes some horses and not others. A new study by an international research group led by scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine shows genetic differences...

Horse Tram Committee seeks EOI for independent members

Horse Tram Committee seeks EOI for independent members

The City of Victor Harbor is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed as independent members of its Horse Tram Committee. The nomination period has been extended to the 10th of June and a sitting fee is now being offered to ensure that people with appropriate professional experience...

Equitana TV – Have your say!

Equitana TV – Have your say!

Equitana is looking to launch and on-demand online subscription channel and they need you to tell them what you want to see. Do you dread missing out on EQUITANA Education Sessions? Would you like to re-live the excitement of Exhibition Eventing? Or maybe you couldn’t get to the Dressage Masterclass? They want to help make...

Olympic equestrian #TwoHearts campaign captures hearts around the world

Olympic equestrian #TwoHearts campaign captures hearts around the world

A powerful video demonstrating the unique and extraordinary bond between the Olympics’ most muscular athlete – the horse – and their courageous riders has been released today, less than three months before the start of the Rio 2016 Games. Around the world in 80 days – or just a bit over! – #TwoHearts will spread...

Hendra Vaccine Immunity Extended to 12 Months

Hendra Vaccine Immunity Extended to 12 Months

Today marks a breakthrough for horse owners and the equine industry with the world’s first Hendra virus horse vaccine, Equivac® HeV, now approved for annual boosters following administration of the first three doses. Previously, horses were required to have six-monthly boosters to maintain immunity against the deadly virus. Now, horse owners can halve the number...

Reducing horse-related injuries to humans through WHS applications

Reducing horse-related injuries to humans through WHS applications

Attempts to reduce horse-related injuries and fatalities to humans have mostly focused on personal protective equipment like helmets. In organizational contexts, such technical interventions are considered secondary to reducing the frequency and severity of accidents. In this article, the authors describe the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) framework that has been associated with reduced risks...

Equine fractures and what’s now fixable

Equine fractures and what’s now fixable

A fracture for a horse was once considered a death sentence. But now thanks to advances in technology and improvements in surgical procedures, a horse’s prospects have significantly improved. At the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conference this month, equine surgeon, Dr Benjamin Ahern, will be speaking about new techniques used to treat equine fractures....

Insurance for horse owners good news for horse community

Insurance for horse owners good news for horse community

A new personal accident insurance – Equine Sports Insurance – is set to make insurance more affordable for every horse owner as well as offering unprecedented support for Australian horse clubs and associations. AHIC Directors involved in the development of the new Personal Accident Insurance Product are awaiting the chance to test the new portal...

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