Is Hendra vaccination compulsory?

Hendra vaccination is not mandatory under NSW legislation. The decision to make vaccination compulsory in order to attend an event is a business risk decision for the organising event managers.

Is there a vaccination for Hendra virus?

Hendra virus and horses A Hendra virus vaccine is available for horses. Vaccination is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses.

How much does Hendra vaccine cost?

The cost of the Hendra vaccine ranges between $100 and $200 per injection, which has been a deterrent factor for many horse owners.

How long does the Hendra vaccine last?

On 10 August 2012, the APVMA issued a Minor Use Permit for the Hendra vaccine, effective for two years. The approved effective period for the vaccine is six months.

Can you ride your horse after Hendra vaccine?

If you are going to ride the horse after a vaccination, wait at least 30 minutes to ensure these immediate adverse effects are not seen.

Who owns the Hendra vaccine?

The owners, from New South Wales and Queensland, are claiming that Zoetis Australia PTY LTD did not provide adequate warnings about the potential side effects of the vaccine on their horses. Half a million doses have been administered to horses across Australia since 2012.

Is the Hendra vaccine safe?

It is an animal medicine, fully registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA.) The vaccine has been declared as safe and effective (Source: Qld Parliament Report into the Hendra Vaccine; October 2016.)

Who makes Hendra vaccine?

Following rigorous safety testing, CSIRO along with its partners launched the Equivac HeV vaccine in November 2012. By March 2013 our scientists confirmed that horses were immune to a lethal exposure of the Hendra virus six months post vaccination.

How often do horses need Hendra vaccine?

The Hendra vaccine can be given to horses as young as 4 months of age and requires two doses, three to six weeks apart, followed by a booster every six months.

How do horses get Hendra virus?

How is it spread? It is thought that horses may contract Hendra virus infection from eating food recently contaminated by flying fox urine, saliva or birth products. The spread of Hendra virus between horses is possible whenever horses have close contact with body fluids from an infected horse.

Who Made Hendra virus vaccine?

Equivac® HeV Following rigorous safety testing, CSIRO along with its partners launched the Equivac HeV vaccine in November 2012. By March 2013 our scientists confirmed that horses were immune to a lethal exposure of the Hendra virus six months post vaccination.

When was the Hendra vaccine made?

A timeline from 1994 to 2012 (the year the Hendra virus vaccine was released) has been developed to provide a summary of the research that has improved our knowledge of the deadly disease and contributed to the development of the vaccine.