102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus

Since 1994, when the virus was first identified, 102 Australian horses have died or been euthanized due to Hendra virus.
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102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus
From 1994, when the virus was first identified, to August 2017, there have been 60 known Hendra incidents resulting in the death of 102 horses. | Photo: Courtesy CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratoryk
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) is urging owners in that country to vaccinate their horses against the deadly Hendra virus following three new confirmed cases in just four weeks.

Ben Poole, BVSc, MANZCVS, EVA president, said it’s critical that horses located in and around high-risk Hendra areas are vaccinated.

“Another three horses in (New South Wales) have died from this preventable disease, which poses serious health risks not just to horses, but humans as well,” Poole said.

From 1994, when the virus was first identified, to August 2017, there have been 60 known Hendra incidents resulting in the death of 102 horses. During this period, Queensland has recorded 40 incidents and NSW has had 20. Hendra has not been confirmed outside Australia

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