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    Hi all,

    I know there a few horse people on here that are probably very aware of this, but I just wanted to let everyone know just incase.

    Dog near Beaudesert believed to be the first of species detected with the Hendra virus | News.com.au

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    I read this on SMH on my phone today... It was a pet kelpie! It said that they were going to follow the policy of 'destroying' every infected animal as it's a risk to keep them alive. Poor dog =(

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    bugger

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    Sad, but necessary.

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    yes it is, but still bugger

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    I heard about this on the way home. Alarming!
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    I heard that they found the antibodies in the dogs system, meaning it had previously had the virus, not that it currently did.

    The dog should be studied not destroyed, antibodies mean hope for others.

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    yeah if they applied that rule about killing any animal that has had the disease, they'd have to dispatch a few humans too.

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    Big difference between animal and human life. In my opinion, destroying the animals in question is fine if it means keeping the virus as contained as much as they can (tell that to the fruit bats), as sometimes good quarantine is not always possible, but I'm certainly of the opinion that other measures should be taken first. Although it's sad that these animals are peoples' pets, the potential lives of many other animals and humans is worth more imo. We've got to be very careful when this virus is apparently so easily spread.

    Can you be a carrier for a disease and carry the antibodies for it also?
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    Wich state there was one horse in vic who had it and who trahow i found out was by my next door naegbour who trains race horses at the cranboune training corses dont worry the horse is know were aroud me and baz the horse is somewere in wegenarrta im not shurd of this the worry is i now live 7mins away from the track Best thing about that is wen the wind is blowing the right way at 5am you can here the race horse gelleping on the track it soo cool
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