There has been a confirmed case of HENDRA at Murwillumbah in NE NSW. A 17-year-old unvaccinated gelding was noted to be unsteady on his feet and cyanotic (poor breathing leading to low oxygen and blue gums) but NO FEVER. It is important to remember that the signs of Hendra can be variable and range from only “off feed and dull” (a pony at the Gold Coast) to obvious neurological signs and sudden death with foam from the nose (many previous cases). Hendra researchers have warned veterinarians that the weather conditions this year could result in a very high number of Hendra cases therefore Newcastle Equine Centre is strongly advising clients to vaccinate their horses, and keep them up to date, to protect their horses and even more importantly, their families.
To get your horse up to date on their Hendra status, your horse will require 1 initial injection, followed by another injection 3-6 weeks after, then another 6 months after that, and the horse must be microchipped. The horse will then require 12 monthly boosters.Please ring the clinic on 4927 6135 if you would like more information about the current case or would like information on vaccinating your horse.
Please ring the clinic on 4927 6135 if you would like more information about the current case or would like information on vaccinating your horse.