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    Equine influenza

    Our horses are sick....races have been cancelled across the nation (except the NT)....and the Melbourne cup is in doubt.....this is very serious .
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289668

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Our horses are sick....races have been cancelled across the nation (except the NT)....and the Melbourne cup is in doubt.....this is very serious .
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289668
    My dear sweet Dingo,

    I am very sorry to hear this.
    Can you please keep us posted?


    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows

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    I will d_s.....this is major news here.

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    There will be a lot of punters going through withdrawels.

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    The TAB would be hating it..they would be loosing millions....but I feel sorrier for the sick horses.

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    No risk of people catching horse flu.....we,ll keep our fingers crossed.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289749

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    No risk of people catching horse flu.....we,ll keep our fingers crossed.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289749
    I heard on the news this morning that horses can catch the flu off humans. All horses are to stay where they are, till they can find out where it has started. Not good news at all.

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    All ponies ,donkeys and Zebras aswell Shazz

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    Oh my. That's so sad. I love horses and had no idea they could get the flu. I hope AU finds answers soon.

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    This flu thing is getting quite scary, its not just the horses but people are dying from a new strain of influenza, hope we dont have an epidemic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazza View Post
    This flu thing is getting quite scary, its not just the horses but people are dying from a new strain of influenza, hope we dont have an epidemic.
    Me too, Shazza. Now I'm worried for my WS friends there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Me too, Shazza. Now I'm worried for my WS friends there.
    They have influenza injections you can get each year, but there are new strains of the flu emerging and they have not got the vaccines for these new strains. It is being talked about a lot here in Australia at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazza View Post
    This flu thing is getting quite scary, its not just the horses but people are dying from a new strain of influenza, hope we dont have an epidemic.
    This is awful, I hope the scientists figure it out quickly so there won't be an epidemic. All your citizens and equines are in my prayers (hug).

    Suzanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazza View Post
    This flu thing is getting quite scary, its not just the horses but people are dying from a new strain of influenza, hope we dont have an epidemic.
    Shazza, as a horse owner, we do get shots for our horses as well as worming them. The one we concentrate on is the deadly West Nile Virus. It has spread across the country in the last few years. All of ours have been vaccinated and get boosters each year.

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/wnv-fact/1007.html

    This comes from infected mosquitos and affects horses, some birds and humans. Very dangerous and can be deadly. We don't have too much of a problem here as we haven't been getting rain lately, minor drought for the last few years, so not many mosquitos. But where they are it's a terrible problem. I wonder if you have a form of West Nile. I'll have to read up some on what's happening there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tielbird View Post
    This is awful, I hope the scientists figure it out quickly so there won't be an epidemic. All your citizens and equines are in my prayers (hug).

    Suzanne
    Thankyou Tielbird...things are gettaing a little better.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289690.
    How is that Australian furbaby of yours.

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