Horse Health & Welfare
BIOSECURITY BULLETIN …important biosecurity updates for NSW www.dpi.nsw.gov.au 7 July 2011 Hendra virus confirmed at Macksville A horse from a property near Macksville on the NSW Mid Coast was confirmed to be infected with Hendra virus on 6 July 2011. The dead horse and its companion were sampled by a government veterinarian. The second horse [...]
URGENT ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS DO NOT BRING HORSES WITH RINGWORM TO CARNIVALS The NSWPA Board has issued the following notice to all members. “If a horse has or has had a infectious disease a Vet’s clearance certificate must supplied before the horse can participate in Polocrosse activities. This is an addendum to Rule 2 C [...]
The NSWPA Horse Welfare Officers have asked to draw your attention to the Code of Practice for Horse Welfare Please note in particular 6. Horses’ tails shall be plaited, and be fastened in a manner such, as to ensure they do not come undone during play. No tape to be used.
There has been an outbreak of strangles at Albion Park, Corrimal, Brownsville and West Dapto areas. This is an endemic disease but if you suspect your horse may have it you should contact your vet as it is notifiable to DPI. There is a vaccine available from local stock suppliers. This will not cover all [...]