Keeping horses, donkeys and mules

Horse health and welfare

Find out about Hendra virus in horses.

Publications

Get the following publications for horse owners in the NT about horse diseases and general management topics.

Disease What it's about
Birdsville disease PDF (83.1 KB) How to recognise the Birdsville indigo plant, how to tell if your animal has been poisoned by eating it and how to manage its impact

Strangles in horses PDF (163.7 KB)

How to detect, treat and prevent this infectious bacterial disease

Swainsona poisoning PDF (243.7 KB)

How to recognise the Swainsona plant, how to tell if your animal has been poisoned by eating it and how to control the plant

Walkabout (Kimberley horse) disease from eating rattlepod plants  PDF (242.9 KB)

Information about rattlepod plants and their fatal effects on horses
General information topic What it's about

Fencing for horse safety and security PDF (98.0 KB)

How to safely fence horse paddocks to minimise damage to animals and keep them safe

Feeding livestock in temporary holding facilities  PDF (69.1 KB)

How to properly care for and feed horses that are temporarily confined in places such as stockyards or saleyards

Pastures for horses on small rural properties PDF (380.2 KB)

How to choose the right pasture species to sow in your horse paddocks

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Last updated: 12 March 2021

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