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Stopping Horse Movements "Won't Make Difference"

Wednesday, 6th July 2011

Meanwhile “as the wait continues for horse & human test results, the search for other ways to control the virus continues” reported abc.net.au. But Queensland's chief veterinary officer Dr Rick Symons said “stopping the movements of horses won't make any difference”. He explained: “These incidents are not contagious incidents. They're virtually at random, relating to the interaction of flying foxes & horses. Movement restrictions are not going to make any difference to the way we deal with the disease. It's not a disease that's going from property to property.” Last night Biosecurity Queensland met horse owners & locals at Beaudesert “for an information session to discuss ways to reduce the risk of further outbreaks”.

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