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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 15/04/2014.

Biosecurity is Everybody's Business

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QSEC and EQ recently held a joint Biosecurity Workshop in readiness for the upcoming season.  

The workshop covered topies including what is biosecurity, what are your responsibilities to your workers and volunteers, how to prevent a biosecurity incident and what to do should an incident occur.

The workshop included presentations by Trish Coward, Workplace Health & Safety, Fiona Thompson and Janet Hull from Biosecurity Queensland and Deb Rogers, a veterinarian well known to the equestrian community.  

Practical sessions included how to put on and remove PPE (presented by Judy Khor from 3M), an understanding what to look for at a venue to assist with biosecurity planning.  We also worked through what is required in your biosecurity plan.  Some standardised templates for a biosecurity plan and the horse health declaration developed by the Queensland Horse Industry Alliance were made available to attendees. 

Since there were a number or organisations that couldn't make the day, we have made available all the presentations for your information.

What is biosecurity and what does it mean for you, What are biosecurity risks, How do you manage risks, What to do it an incident occurs, How to manage biosecurity at an event - Fiona Thompson - Biosecurity Queensland

Your responsibility to employees and volunteers - Trish Coward - Workplace Health and Safety 

What is a PIC and why do you need one - Janet Hull - Biosecurity Queensland

How to deal with difficult riders/owners - Janet Hull - Biosecurity Queensland

Vaccination - Deb Rogers - Town & Country Vet Care

QHIA Horse Health Declaration

QHIA Biosecurity Template/Checklist

EQ DRAFT Biosecurity Contingency Plan

QSEC Biosecurity Plan for Hirers

QSEC Biosecurity Contingency Plan

It is our intention to hold an annual workshop at the beginning of each season so that we can keep the equestrian community informed of any changes over the course of the year. 

EQ would like to take this opportunity of thanking all parties involved and to QSEC for holding the workshop at their lovely venue. 

We also had video taken on the day.  This editing process has proven to be extremely time consuming for our friend Toby.  We will endeavour to have the accompanying video available over the next few weeks.


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