Biosecurity - Hendra Policy updated July 2016
After July 1, 2016 all competitors entering HVDC competitions must abide by the following policy:
- Horses must have a current Hendra Vaccination Certificate or titre testing results* may be presented in lieu. You must provide your horse’s microchip number on the entry form for checking against the data base. * Results will need to meet predetermined levels, and re-testing will need to be performed at least annually to remain in line with the hendra vaccination booster interval. Precise details may be obtained upon request.
In addition, in the interests of best biosecurity protocols, it is requested that horses that are thought to be unwell, or are displaying symptoms of any disease, are not brought along to any event. This is especially the case for horses showing respiratory type symptoms. Ie we do not want horses with runny noses or coughs to be present at any of our events.
Please do not allow horses to share water buckets and bits.
Do not allow horses to "nuzzle" or "kiss".
Should a horse develop symptoms of an illness at an event, it is requested that this horse be removed from the direct contact of other horses where practical, and taken home as soon as is possible. A vet should be contacted if there is an urgent concern for the well being of the horse.