Influenza

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Race Fans in Australia get Bizarre Relief from Horse Flu Ban: Camels

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

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Australia Equine Flu: Victoria Situation Report

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

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Queensland Equine Flu: Restrictions Could be Lifted by Christmas

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

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Influenza: Vaccine Storage Problem Creates Need for Additional Batch

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

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Texas State Helping Get Horses to Slaughter in Mexico

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

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What in the World Is Going On with Equine Influenza?

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

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Australia: NSW State Government to Hold Informational Meetings on Influenza

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

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Australia Equine Influenza: Vaccination Update

October 02, 2007

Common Questions on Vaccination