Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) has received confirmation of a new Hendra case in the Beenleigh area of Queensland. Biosecurity Queensland received a positive test result late on Tuesday night, after an aged, non-racing Thoroughbred on the property had become unwell over the weekend and was subsequently euthanased. The affected horse had not been vaccinated.

The property has now been quarantined and the situation is being assessed and managed by Biosecurity Queensland.

For the full media release from Biosecurity Queensland, CLICK HERE.

EVA strongly advises all members to exercise caution and take all appropriate safety measures when Hendra is on your differential diagnosis.  The early symptoms of Hendra infection can be so vague or mild that cases have initially been mistaken for other conditions.  By the time a Hendra case is confirmed, human exposure may have already occurred.