Hendra virus

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More

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NSW DPI Contributes to Hendra Virus Research Program

June 02, 2016

The department's research has provided data on when environmental contamination might lead to equine infection.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes New Annual Hendra Booster Vaccine

May 21, 2016

The Hendra virus vaccine has now been approved to be delivered annually following initial administration.... Read More

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Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

April 02, 2016

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Queensland Parliament Seeking Opinions on Hendra Vaccine

March 19, 2016

Officials are asking for thoughts on Hendra virus and use of the available equine vaccine in Australia.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Lismore, New South Wales

September 04, 2015

The unvaccinated 8-year-old gelding fell ill on Sept. 2 and was euthanized Sept. 3.... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

August 05, 2015

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. ... Read More

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Queensland Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

July 24, 2015

Testing confirmed that a horse residing in the Atherton Tablelands died from the virus earlier this week.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

June 24, 2015

Officials said an unvaccinated 19-year-old gelding died after showing clinical signs of infection for two to three days.... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Vaccinate Australian Horses Against Hendra Virus Now

June 05, 2015

Veterinarians say vaccination is the most effective way to protect people and their horses from the deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 23, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More

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Australian Veterinarians Defend Equine Hendra Vaccine

February 05, 2015

Equine veterinarians are responding to recent social media commentary criticizing the hendra vaccine's safety.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

October 07, 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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New Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Gladstone, Queensland

July 21, 2014

A deceased horse tested positive for hendra virus infection late Friday (July 18).... Read More

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Hendra Virus Kills Horse on New South Wales' North Coast

June 23, 2014

Veterinarians have confirmed hendra virus as the cause of death of a horse residing west of Murwillumbah..... Read More

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Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

June 03, 2014

The latest hendra case was confirmed after a positive test result was received late on June 2.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Consider Hendra Vaccines for Horses

May 09, 2014

Owners are encouraged to work with a veterinarian to develop a hendra vaccination strategy for their horses.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More