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Equine Influenza: More than 14,000 Horses Affected; Vaccination Coming

September 18, 2007

As of Sept. 17 in New South Wales, there were 1,183 infected properties (equine influenza), 362 dangerous contact properties, and 273 suspect properties. In Queensland there were 25 new infected properties reported for a total of 167. ... Read More

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Influenza: Vaccinations to be Made Available to Some in Australia

September 17, 2007

With containment having failed, the Australian government announced Sept. 17 that vaccinations will be made available to help stem the spread of the equine influenza (EI) outbreak.

Primary Industries minister Ian MacDonald said 10,000 shots... Read More

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AQHA Foundation Releases New Video

September 17, 2007

Video| The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Foundation supports many important areas of the equine industry, including therapeutic riding, equine... Read More

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Australian Flu Cases Contained to Movement-Restricted Areas

September 15, 2007

Equine influenza has been contained to the equine movement-restricted areas of New South Wales and Queensland.... Read More

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Australian Vet: Flu Localized in Small Area of NSW

September 13, 2007

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Australian Thoroughbred Crop At Risk; Meeting For American Breeders Sept. 14

September 12, 2007

Audio | American Thoroughbred breeders interested in supplying bred mares for the 2008 Australian spring sales should attend a meeting by William Inglis and Son,... Read More

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Influenza Outbreak: Men Caught Transporting Horses

September 11, 2007

Six men in Queensland and one in New South Wales have been caught transporting horses during the equine influenza lockdown, the latest crushing blow for an industry in turmoil in Australia.

The Queenslanders tried doing it in the dead of... Read More

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Equine Influenza: Caring for Affected Horses

September 11, 2007

New South Wales (NSW) chief veterinary officer Bruce Christie, BVSc, said in a Sept. 11 statement released by the NSW Department of Primary Industries that it is important to match treatment for equine influenza (EI) with the severity of the... Read More

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Equine Influenza Spreads to Thoroughbreds at Darley Australia

September 10, 2007

If everything you have read about the equine influenza problem in Australia has seemed bad news...then it just got worse.

Three high-priced yearlings residing at Darley, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, have been confirmed to have... Read More

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Equine Influenza: Australian Racehorse Dead

September 10, 2007

A 6-year-old racehorse named Tip of the Iceberg was euthanatized Sunday after going into respiratory failure as a result of equine influenza, the Read More

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Australian Vet: Horse Standstill is Working to Contain Influenza

September 10, 2007

The ongoing horse standstill in New South Wales (NSW) is working and has dramatically slowed the spread of equine influenza (EI) according to the NSW chief veterinary officer, Bruce Christie.

"EI is confirmed on 401 properties but most are... Read More

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Equine Influenza: Movement Ban Still In Place

September 07, 2007

New South Wales (NSW) police are warning horse owners that any breaches of the movement ban on horses "will not be tolerated and will be dealt with the full force of the law," noted a Sept. 7 government press release. There is no indication when... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 3,208 Horses on 214 Infected Properties

September 06, 2007

Today (Sept. 6) saw the talley of equine influenza-infected horses and properties rise throughout the day in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, as test results were reported. As of 6:00 p.m. Sept. 6, there were 214 infected properties on which... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 1,311 Affected on 146 Properties

September 05, 2007

There now are 1,311 equine influenza-infected horses on 146 confirmed properties in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, according to NSW Department of Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald on Sept. 5. There are 3,376 horses suspected of having... Read More

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Influenza: Horse Owners to Create 'Buffer Zones' to Stop Spread

September 05, 2007

Property owners are being asked to create buffer zones on their land in a bid to stop the spread of equine influenza (EI), the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries announced in a statement released today.

NSW deputy chief... Read More

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No Equine Flu in New Zealand, Tests Show

September 04, 2007

New Zealand has been found to be clear of equine influenza after blood tests taken from horses recently arrived from Australia proved negative, Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) said Tuesday.

BNZ carried out tests on all horses which had... Read More

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Number of EI-Infected Horses Continues to Grow

September 04, 2007

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza (EI) as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 1,109 Infected on 127 Properties

September 04, 2007

There now are 1,019 equine influenza-infected horses on 127 properties in New South Wales, Australia, with another 3,570 suspect cases on 402 additional properties, according to the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Minister Ian... Read More

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835 Horses With Flu On 119 Properties in New South Wales

September 03, 2007

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries today (Sept. 3) said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were now infected with equine influenza. Another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties are considered suspect of... Read More

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Australian Government Supports Public Inquiry Into Equine Flu Outbreak

September 01, 2007

The Australian government would consider a public inquiry into the equine influenza epidemic which has ravaged it's racing industry if investigations show the disease emanated from its own quarantine facility, agriculture minister Peter McGauran... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 500 Infected, 2,300 Suspected

August 31, 2007

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonad stated there are 500 horses infected with equine influenza on 53 known infected properties across New South Wales as of Aug. 31. There are another 213 properties with... Read More

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Equine Flu in Australia Costs Millions

August 31, 2007

Human error was likely responsible for the spread of equine influenza which has hit two Australian states, curtailing horse racing and costing millions of dollars in lost jobs and revenue, Australia federal agriculture minister Peter McGauran... Read More

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Equine Influenza Death; Queensland Positives Increase

August 30, 2007

Several news stories out of Australia indicate that the first horse has died of equine influenza in New South Wales. According to and article in Stuff.co.nz on Aug. 31, a horse... Read More

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Equine Flu: Thoroughbred at Randwick Racecourse Tests Positive

August 30, 2007

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries stated on Aug. 30 that a Thoroughbred tested positive for equine influenza at Randwich Racecourse. Initial tests at Elizabeth Macarthur Laboratories in Menagle have detected influenza type... Read More

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Equine Influenza Crisis Worsens

August 30, 2007

Franz Venhaus, Chief Executive Officer of the Equestrian Federation of Australia, issued the following update on Aug. 30.

This e-news unfortunately does not cover as wide a range of topics as usual. There simply has not been enough time... Read More