Statement from the Board of Equestrian Queensland on Hendra Vaccinations
HENDRA VIRUS VACCINATIONS
At its monthly meeting, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 the Board of Equestrian Qld discussed further its position on vaccinations as it relates to the Hendra virus.
The Board reaffirmed its current position in relation to voluntary vaccination and will continue to ensure all information related to Hendra and the associated vaccine, is provided to members in a timely manner so they may discuss their particular circumstance with their private Vets.
The EQ Board would encourage all member clubs to adopt this position as outlined above, until such time they are otherwise advised. We do not in any way support compulsory directives in relation to this matter. This should always remain a decision for the horse owner and their respective veterinarian.
The EQ position will remain unaltered until such time an alternative approach is recommended by Biosecurity Qld or Qld Health, based on the body of evidence available at that time.
Chair of Equestrian Queensland