The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales with the aim of preserving and promoting the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds. Today the Society is Australia's largest equine recreational and pleasure association, with a loyal and growing membership of more than 9,500 individuals and in excess of 180,000 registered horses in the Stud Book.
On our website you can learn more about the history of the Australian Stock Horse and the development of the Society; discover the benefits of Society Membership; read the latest Society News; preview the current issue of the Australian Stock Horse Journal; find out what events are happening in your local area; purchase from our range of Australian Stock Horse Merchandise; find your next Australian Stock Horse in our Horses for Sale section; quickly locate and download forms; or view your Australian Stock Horse's bloodlines on our Online Stud Book.
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Motion from February 2012 Board Meeting
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Heritage Museum closed for renovation
Notice of 2013 Annual General Meeting
Members attending the AGM can take advantage of special accommodation rates at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Phone (02) 4998 2000 or email email@example.com, and state that you are attending the Australian Stock Horse AGM. Please note that Saturday night bookings are a minimum stay of 2 nights.
2013 AGM Buffet Dinner
Horse Confirmed with Lyssavirus
Chief Biosecurity officer Dr Jim Thompson said the horse was euthanased on 11 May after falling ill. “The site will remain under quarantine while further testing is conducted on the remaining horses. ABLV is carried by bats and flying foxes.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said it is important to remember that human cases of Lyssavirus are incredibly rare.
“There have only been three recorded cases in Australia, all in Queensland, and sadly, all three people passed away,” Dr Young said. “We do however have a preventative treatment that is effective in any person not displaying symptoms of the virus.
“Warwick and Toowoomba Hospitals will provide a free course of this preventative treatment to anyone who public health staff determine was in close contact with this dead horse resulting in a risk of exposure to the virus. Simply patting a horse would not constitute exposure.”
People who have had a potential exposure to ABLV require an injection of rabies immunoglobulin and a series of four rabies vaccine injections.
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Hendra Virus - Biosecurity Bulletin
Hendra Virus confirmed near Macksville - An unvaccinated 12 year old Anglo Arabian mare was found dead on a 110 hectare property North West of Macksville on the Mid North coast on June 5th 2013. The mare had been observed grazing earlier in the day by its owners and appeared normal.
The property has been quarantined and the dead horse buried. There is one other horse on the
property and it is currently healthy. It has now been vaccinated against Hendra by the
veterinarian. As well as protecting animals from getting Hendra virus infection, vaccination has
also been shown to reduce shedding in animals infected by Hendra virus making them less
infectious. This horse as well as three dogs and two cats have all been tested for evidence of
exposure to the virus and all have returned negative results to the initial tests. Further testing
and daily monitoring will be carried out on these animals before the property will be released
from the quarantine. All the animals remain well.
Hendra vaccination mandatory for 2013 Royal Queensland Show horses
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2013 dates for Level 1 Accredited Judges Clinics
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EOI - National Show 2015, 2016 & 2017
21 - 23 JUN - Monto Silver Buckle Challenge & Campdraft
22 - 23 JUN - Level 1 Accredited Judges Clinic
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FAIRWAY CHANDELIER - HSH | ASH Reg: 188253
FAIRWAY MATCHES | ASH Reg: 197902
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