A sick horse on a property in the Caboolture area has been euthanased after returning a positive test result for Hendra virus infection.
Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Rick Symons said the horse had become sick over the weekend and was treated by a private veterinarian.
“Samples were taken for Hendra virus testing and the positive result came back late last night,” Dr Symons said.
“Another horse was euthanased at this property over a week ago. Biosecurity Queensland is seeking samples from that horse as well to test for Hendra virus.