Protect your horse from deadly Hendra virus and get your 2nd dose of Hendra vaccine free*
*Professional fees and/or travel costs apply. Until July 31 or while stocks last.
Hendra virus is a potentially deadly viral disease that can be spread from horse to horse – and from horses to humans. There’s no known cure for Hendra but your vet has a vaccine that can help prevent it.
Why protect against Hendra?
Hendra virus disease is a known killer in Australia – of people as well as horses.1 And it’s spreading.1–2
Fruit bats (flying foxes) are the natural hosts of Hendra virus,1 and it’s thought that the virus is transmitted from fruit bat to horses via feed contaminated with fruit bat urine, faeces or body fluids.3 Hendra virus can be spread from horse to horse and horse to human through close contact with respiratory secretions and/or blood from an infected horse, so you may be at risk as much as your horse. 3 Why risk it?
- 1. State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. Guidelines for veterinarians handling potential Hendra virus infection in horses: Version 4.2 December 2011.
- 2. Queensland Horse Council Inc. Fact Sheet: Hendra Virus. January 2012.
- 3. Hess IMR, Massey PD, Walker B, Middleton DJ, Wright TM. Hendra Virus: What do we know? NSW Public Health Bulletin, 2011;22(5-6):118-22.