Waiting for Hendra test results


If your veterinarian considers your horse may have Hendra virus, they will take samples for testing at a government laboratory. Initial test results are usually available 1–2 working days later.

Topics include:

  • caring for horses while waiting for Hendra results
  • managing a carcase
  • caring for other animals while waiting for Hendra results
  • how to reduce the risk of people becoming infected
  • personal protective equipment
  • human health concerns


Primefact 1310 Third Edition

Published: Jul 2017