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Current confirmed Hendra virus cases

19 July 2014 | Gladstone, Queensland


Alerts are distributed to the subscribers of HOSS immediately upon issue/receipt.  Register today to make sure you get these alerts too.

Click here for more Hendra virus information.
 


WELCOME

to the Queensland Horse Council Inc.  

The role of the QHC is to support the long-term viability and health of the Queensland horse industry.  We strive to be effective in providing representation across the entire Queensland horse community and are respected by and influential with governments, the horse industry and the general community.

The Queensland Horse Council is a non-profit association, run BY Queensland’s horse industry FOR Queensland’s horse industry.  We are NOT a government organisation, we rely solely on memberships, sponsorships, grants and donations for our funding.

Please show your support for Queensland's Horse Industry by becoming a member.

Horse Owners Signal System (HOSS)

An important role of the Queensland Horse Council Inc is to act as a centre for collection and distribution of factual and balanced information for the horse community.  One of the critical tools we use for disseminating information is Horse Owners Signal System or HOSS for short.

HOSS is Queensland's own emergency contact database.

Register today to receive email notifications directly about such important issues as equine related disease alerts and other horse related issues affecting Queenslanders. 

Registering is simple and it's FREE!

Simply fill out the registration form at the top of this page to receive alerts about horse related issues that affect YOU.


 

 


Sponsor Spotlight


DRT Logistics have very generously sponsored the QHC Large Animal Rescue awareness course in Werribee Victoria by transporting our life-size rescue training mannequin HOSS for us. 



2014 QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow




Did you know that surveys indicate that 83% of people admit they would risk their own lives to save their animals?

But a trapped horse can kill you!





The QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow initiative has been developed in order to educate horse owners, veterinarians, RSPCA inspectors, local government animal control rangers and emergency responders on safe large animal rescue techniques.

Would you like to:

  • LEARN what you should and should not do in an emergency

  • PREVENT your horse from being strangled, drowned, dropped or severely injured by unsafe rescue techniques

  • AVOID becoming a statistic.

If so, why not contact us to arrange a Large Animal Rescue Awareness education day in your area.  

Click here for more information on Large Animal Rescue, find out what we did in the 2013 QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow and email LargeAnimalRescue@qldhorsecouncil.com to register your interest in this years Roadshow.

Latest news

28/07/2014
The Queensland Horse Trails Working Group (QHTWG) comprising the Queensland Horse Council Council (QHC), Australian Trail Horse Riders Association (ATHRA), Queensland Endurance Riders Association  (QERA), Trail Riding Australia (TRA), Bicentennial National Trail (BNT), Equestrian Eco-tourism and Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF), have been working with the Queensland Government and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to re-open horse riding trails in select national parks.
28/07/2014
A Murwillumbah property has been cleared from the Hendra virus following extensive testing and decontamination measures.
19/07/2014
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property in the Gladstone area after a deceased horse tested positive for Hendra virus infection.
27/06/2014
The property in the Beenleigh area where a horse was confirmed to be infected with Hendra virus earlier this month has been released from quarantine..
23/06/2014
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) veterinarians confirmed Hendra virus as the cause of death of one horse west of Murwillumbah on the NSW north coast.
20/06/2014
Click here for the latest update on the new Biosecurity Bill dated 20 June 2014.