Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Report

DAFWA Collections

Animal production and livestock

Abstract

Increasing awareness of emergency horse diseases, their management in Western Australia and practical strategies to minimise the risk of spreading disease. Horse Alert WA has been developed to help participants in the racing, sporting and recreational sectors of the horse industry in Western Australia to prepare for, recognise and respond effectively to an emergency disease that affects horses, such as the equine influenza outbreak in Australia in 2007. This manual provides biosecurity information to minimise the risks of a horse disease establishing and spreading in Western Australia, and guidance on the actions to take if an emergency disease occurs. Some strategies described will also assist in minimising the spread of common infections, such as strangles and equine herpes virus.

Number of Pages

74

Keywords

Disease control, Horses, Biosecurity, Veterinary quarantine, Horse diseases, Hygiene, Infectious diseases, Emergencies, Western Australia

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