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Large Fines For Not Reporting Sick Horses
NSW Department Of Primary Industries deputy chief veterinary officer Steve Dunn reminded horse owners throughout NSW that they have "a legal responsibility under the Exotic Diseases Act to report any horse displaying flu-like symptoms". He noted: "Failure to report could have widespread & serious implications in terms of our eradication program. Anyone who is found to have ignored this directive faces the full force of the law." The maximum penalty for non reporting is $22,000.