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Colic, a horse Owners Worst Nightmare! By Mandy Cooling I wanted to share my story, as it might help in some way if this horrible experience was to happen to you and your horse. I came home at lunchtime and went out to feed the horses some hay and my thoroughbred was acting a bit

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Vaccine for Hendra Virus

CSIRO scientists have shown that a new experimental vaccine helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus. Dr Deborah Middleton from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) announced the successful progress to develop the vaccine at the Australian Veterinary Association conference in Adelaide. “Our trials so far have shown that the vaccine prevents the

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Australian Horses Battling Unusual Neurological Disease The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Australian horse owners to take precautions against mosquito-borne disease as veterinarians report a growing number of horses with unusual neurological signs in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, and South Australia. “These cases are still under investigation; however, they may result from infection with a mosquito-borne virus

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Cynthia’s News

Time seems to fly and noticeably so as the days here start to shorten just that little bit. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite time of year with crisp mornings and beautiful still sunny days. And I guess in the opposite hemisphere, spring is in the air – well at least I hope so for

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