The low-down on Hendra Virus

The following information was originally found on the Australian Veterinary Association website. What is Hendra virus? It is an emerging disease that was first identified in 1994 and has only been found in Australia. It occurs naturally in flying fox populations, and it’s thought to be transferred to horses through contaminated urine, faeces or foetal fluids.…

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Feeds and Mare Fertility

What do we feed mares to improve and maintain body condition, without causing insulin resistance? Dr Tim Kempton Stance Equine Dr Rod Stephenson PAC VETS First appeared in Horse and People   In general, mares come on season (cycle) every 21 days, and have a gestation of 340 days or 11 months. For…


Hendra Virus Vaccination

Dear Friends of Horses, As you have probably heard already, the wait [and worry] is over. Hendra Virus HeV sG vaccine called Equivac HeV is about to become available. Accreditation has been completed with appropriate certificate issued to Rod Stephenson. Vaccine has been pre-ordered for the release date – expected to be November first [next week]. Each…