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DEADLY HENDRA VIRUS STRIKES AGAIN IN QUEENSLAND

What is Hendra virus? What is Hendra virus? Hendra virus was first isolated in 1994 in a racing stable in the suburb of Hendra, Brisbane. Hendra virus is a zoonotic disease, which means it can transfer from animals to people. Hendra virus occasionally causes disease in horses and rarely causes disease in humans. It can […]

June 29th, 2011
Topic: Bats, Horses, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , ,

RESPONSIBILITES OF HORSE AGISTMENT. WHO DOES WHAT?

Horses on agistment: Who is responsible? By Greg McDougall, Animal Welfare Unit Horse grazing in a paddock. Under theĀ Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, if you are in charge of horses you have a legal obligation (a duty of care) to provide for the horsesĀ“ needs. This includes providing appropriate: food and water accommodation treatment […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: AGISTMENT, ANIMALS & STOCK, Horses Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,