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Warning on illegal equine flu vaccines

August 27, 2007

Equine flu Q & A

NSW Department of Primary Industries is warning horse owners to resist the urge to buy equine influenza vaccine from the internet.

The importation of vaccine to Australia is illegal as it violates Customs and Quarantine rules and will be confiscated by officials. It also has the potential to introduce significant diseases into the country.

Chief veterinary officer Bruce Christie says owners will be wasting their money because until such time as the particular strain is identified there is no way of knowing which particular vaccine will work.


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