Webinar - Taking the reins on equine health – three emerging biosecurity risks for Australian horses

20 May 2022


Register now for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment's 10th biosecurity webinar: Taking the reins on equine health – three biosecurity risks for Australian horses. You’ll hear from virus researchers, vaccine experts and veterinarians, who will outline what governments and partner agencies are doing to protect our valuable equine industry from three emerging diseases, including African horse sickness (AHSV), Hendra virus variant (HeV g2) and Japanese encephalitis (JEV).


Date: Wednesday, 25 May

Time: 11am – 1pm (AEST)

Location: online


Speakers and topics

  • Dr Debbie Eagles (Deputy Director, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, CSIRO) will discuss African horse sickness virus (AHSV) and how to better understand the disease and the biological vectors that carry the disease.
  • Dr Ed Annand (Senior Research Officer, Epidemiology and One Health Section, DAWE) will discuss how horses can act as sentinels for emerging infectious disease research. He will cover the integration of disciplines and perspectives to tackle One Health disease threats early, and the discovery of the Hendra virus variant.
  • Dr Dan Edson (Program Manager, Pacific Engagement, Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer, DAWE) will discuss Japanese Encephalitis Virus – what is it, are Australian horses really in danger and how is Australia responding to the threat?

 To register, please click here.