Australian State Declared Officially Free of Equine Flu

Almost exactly six months after the horse industry in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, ground to a halt due to an outbreak of equine influenza, government officials today declared the state free of the virus.

"It's official, horse flu has now been eradicated from NSW," said Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald in a statement.

For the first time since Aug. 25, 2007, horse

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