Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

Animal health officials are managing a new equine hendra virus case in the Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia, area after a positive test result was received late on June 2.
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Animal health officials are managing a new equine hendra virus case in the Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia, area after a positive test result was received late on June 2.

Queensland Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Allison Crook, BVSc, MACVSc, said one horse has been euthanized on the property after becoming unwell over the weekend.

“There are two other horses on the property,” Crook said. “Tracing and risk assessments are being undertaken on any animals that may have had contact with the infected horse to work out if further testing needs to be done. We will contact other properties that we believe may have had contact with the infected animal.

“The property has been quarantined which means restrictions apply to moving horses and horse materials on and off the property,” she added. “The quarantine will be in place for at least one month

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