Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Quarantine a key issue in resuming Australia horse imports

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Story

March 26, 2008

by Neil Clarkson

Quarantine issues remain a significant hurdle as New Zealand moves towards resuming imports from Australia.

Horse imports from Australia have been suspended since late August in the wake of the equine influenza outbreak in New South Wales and Queensland.

A massive control effort costing more than $A100 million has eradicated all known cases, but the country must remain free of the disease until at least late this year before it can formally be considered clear of EI.

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