7/22/2013

New South Wales, Australia, Chief Veterinary Officer Ian Roth urged owners to vaccinate horses for Hendra after a canine death in the country. "You'll not only be protecting your horse, you'll protect yourself, your family and your companion animals," said Dr. Roth. Officials believe the dog contracted Hendra through direct contact with an infected horse. Four people in Queensland have died of Hendra virus infection since 1994.

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