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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 17/09/2015.

Confirmed Strangles Outbreak - Statement

Equestrian Victoria can advise that there has been a confirmed Strangles outbreak at the property "Tooradin Estate" operated by the Francis family in Tooradin Victoria.

The Francis family is working very closely with the Veterinary Team at Melbourne University and the property is now in isolation with no horses coming or going from the property until the full veterinary clearance has been given for this to change. The vets are working on the property daily.
We can also confirm that the Hillcrest Equestrian Centre has voluntarily put its property in isolation also, despite having no confirmed cases, as horses from Tooradin Estate have attended Hillcrest in recent times. The Lovett family also had horses entered for the Australian Show Jumping Championships here at Werribee this weekend and they have been scratched for precautionary reasons.
Strangles has an incubation period of up to two weeks, so we ask the Equestrian community to be vigilant in the monitoring of their horses, and if there is any concern, please seek veterinary advice, especially if your horses have been to the "Tooradin Estate" in recent times.
Boneo Park has also issued a statement re horses attending their property that may have been in attendance at "Tooradin Estate", and they ask that they do not attend the venue.
We are not aware of any other confirmed strangles outbreaks.
We will confirm further updates as they come to hand.

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