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More than 200 horse events registered in NSW

December 1, 2007

Organisations have registered more than 200 horse events in New South Wales as the state continues to get the upper hand in the battle against equine flu.

"There have been a number of events held over the last few weeks," NSW's Primary Industries Department (DPI) said.

"There are more planned into the coming months as the horse industry works with NSW DPI to return some normality to the industry; this includes a racing event at the Royal Randwick Racecourse this weekend.

"There have also been over 200 other equine events registered to date.

"As the restriction zones continue to be resolved and the requirements to hold events are refined, these numbers should increase dramatically."

The department confirmed that procedures for holding racing events in the amber restriction zones are being reviewed, as well as the procedure for the movement of horses between zones. These reviews aim to increase the ability of the horse industry to reach more normalised operations within the restriction zones.

The movement of horses around the state is increasing.

There have been 17,112 Travelling Horse Statements issued to date, with 2036 of those being since Monday this week. These numbers are very encouraging.

Authorities confirm that the second round of vaccination in the buffers around Dubbo, Mudgee have been completed, with work continuing in the Mittagong buffer.



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