Managing Hendra without vaccine

By Jamie Brown
Updated September 18 2017 - 4:43am, first published September 16 2017 - 7:00pm
Market influence has steered Peter and Marissa McDonald, Murwillumbah, away from vaccinating their endurance Arabian horses against Hendra. They manage the risks at home by minimising contact with bats.

As the Hendra ‘season’ winds back on the North Coast the equine community considers the loss of three horses from the virus –  all within sight of Mount Warning’s western caldera and its sub-tropical influence.

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