Current confirmed Hendra virus cases
There are currently no confirmed cases of Hendra virus.
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.
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.
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.