Australian Vets Say Now is the Time to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra
As winter arrives in Australia, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding owners in that country to vaccinate horses to help prevent them from contracting the deadly Hendra virus.
Ben Poole, BVSc, MANZCVS, president of AVA’s equine group, said although Hendra virus—which has only been diagnosed in Australia thus far—can strike at any time, traditionally there are more cases during the cooler months.
“Hendra is a deadly virus,” he said. “For the benefit of horses and their owners, it is essential that horses located in, around or travelling to high-risk Hendra areas along the east coast, are vaccinated against Hendra
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