November 05, 2007
The equine influenza outbreak has not been able to penetrate the outer shell of excellence of the Melbourne Cup. In fact, the Aus$5 million ($4.6million) Cup, run over two miles on Nov. 6, features as good a field as ever.
There are 24 runners... Read More
November 02, 2007
The 2007 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) regional Olympic dressage qualification event, which was scheduled to take place Oct. 24 through 28, is among the hundreds of equestrian events that have been cancelled as a result of the
November 02, 2007
The government's campaign to eradicate equine influenza turned a corner today (Nov. 2) as a large part of New South Wales (NSW) was reclassified from high risk to lower risk, said Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald.
Macdonald sai... Read More
October 25, 2007
The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries reported today (Oct. 25) that there are 5,050 infected properties, 459 dangerous contact properties, and 492 suspect properties. Of the 12,068 horses targeted for vaccination in buffer areas,... Read More
October 22, 2007
According to the News South Wales Department of Primary Industries, there are currently 4,919 properties considered infected with equine influenza, 451 dangerous contact properties, and 476 suspect properties in the state. A total of 6,731 horse... Read More
October 18, 2007
A new group representing the performance and pleasure horse industry will work with the Queensland Government to help ensure a coordinated response to the equine influenza (EI) outbreak, Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries Tim Mulherin... Read More
October 17, 2007
News services and government sites from Australia are stating there are now nearly 40,000 horses with equine influenza in New South Wales and Queensland. Positive laboratory tests were obtained from horses in Singleton, Wellington, Dubbo,... Read More
October 16, 2007
As equine influenza (EI) continues its spread through the infected areas of New South Wales and Queensland, Australian officials have ramped up the quarantine requirements for horses imported into the country.
According to updates released... Read More
October 14, 2007
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries stated as of Oct. 14 there were 4,502 infected properties, 440 dangerous contact properties, and 470 suspect properties. The Queensland Department of Primary Industries stated as of Oct.... Read More
October 13, 2007
Vaccination against equine influenza (EI) began in Australia on Sept. 29. While the number of horses and properties infected with the virus in New South Wales and Queensland has continued to grow, EI has not spread to other Australian states. Th... Read More
October 13, 2007
Fans starved of horse racing because of an outbreak of equine influenza received relief when camels took to the track in Sydney.
The strictly no-betting, amateur-jockey race meet took place Friday night (Oct. 12) at Harold Park Paceway,... Read More
October 11, 2007
From the Australian Horse Industry Council:
As of Oct. 11, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland are both affected by equine influenza (EI). All the other states and territories remain EI free.
Vaccination of horses in NSW... Read More
October 10, 2007
The Queensland Government said in a statement released today that there is the possibility that free movement of horses within Queensland's red zone could be allowed by Christmas if its strategy to contain equine influenza to the southeast... Read More
October 08, 2007
Queensland Government officials put in an urgent request for an additional batch of equine influenza vaccine when a problem was discovered with a shipment of 4,800 vials that arrived from Sydney by private contractor on Saturday morning. The new... Read More
October 06, 2007
Horses are filling some state-owned livestock pens along the Texas-Mexico border before they head to a grisly slaughter for their meat in Mexico.
With the only three horse slaughter plants in the United States closed, the industry has... Read More
October 04, 2007
Equine influenza has appeared in Japan for the first time since 1972. The first cases were observed in mid-August, and soon thereafter several hundred clinical cases appeared in multiple training centers. This outbreak prompted the Japan Racing... Read More
October 03, 2007
Community information meetings have been rolled out across parts of New South Wales (NSW) directly affected by the outbreak of equine influenza (EI), in order to keep the public fully informed on progress being made to eradicate the highly... Read More
October 02, 2007
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October 01, 2007
Vaccination of the horses shortlisted to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympics has begun following a special allocation of up to 100 doses of horse flu vaccine for high-value horses used in equestrian competition.
"Vaccine has been... Read More
September 29, 2007
According to information from the New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, Australia, governments, vaccination has begun in specific areas to try and contain the outbreak of equine influenza in that country.
As of Sept. 28, New South Wales... Read More
September 28, 2007
The coach of Oklahoma City's minor-league hockey team helped prevent a possible stampede of Belgian horses at the Oklahoma State Fair by biting one of the animals on its ear.
Doug Sauter, who coaches the Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central... Read More
September 25, 2007
While equine influenza (EI) has temporarily dragged the equine industry in New South Wales and Queensland to a halt, horsemen are starting to consider the long-term impact the of the outbreak on breeding, sales, and racing.
The traditional... Read More
September 24, 2007
New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland will receive the majority of 20,000 vials of equine influenza vaccine expected to arrive Thursday, according to Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald.
The states will each receive around 9,500 vials... Read More
September 22, 2007
Australian government and horse industry representatives have authorized the use of Merial’s vaccine ProteqFlu as part of the emergency response plan to contain and eradicate equine influenza. The vaccine will only be used in buffer zones create... Read More
September 21, 2007
Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald has reminded horse owners across New South Wales (NSW) to about the new equine influenza (EI) color zones, which came into effect Sept. 21. The zones are intended to delineate what equine movement is... Read More
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