A Queensland horse breeder has threatened legal action after the government ordered a horse be euthanised despite it having recovered from the potentially fatal Hendra virus. (more DPI info here)
Co-owner and breeder of the horse, Warren Small, on Wednesday said he was sick and tired of dealing with government departments who "are never accountable for their actions" and cared little about the impact of their actions on individuals.
His horse, Tamworth, recovered after contracting the Hendra virus at a bayside Brisbane veterinary clinic and was now the only animal in Australia which has beaten the virus, Mr Small said.
The Queensland Department of Primary Industry has ordered the horse be destroyed after it recovered from the Hendra virus because they are unsure whether the virus will still be carried by the horse and continue to be a threat to humans.