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Katherine rural review



Katherine rural review


Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries


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Requirements for moving horses The start of a new season seems an opportune time to remind everyone of the requirements for moving horses within, out of and into the NT. All horses entering the NT are required to be accompanied by an NT health certificate (For horses only) which can be found on the DPIF website: http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Primary_Industry/index.cfm?header=Moving%20horses%20into%20NT. The health certificate needs to be endorsed by a stock inspector or equivalent from the state of origin and sent to the Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer of the destination property (contact details are on page two of the health certificate). Horses moving within the Territory are subject to requirements only if they are moving into the Free Zone from the Parkhurst infected or Infected Zone. In which case they are required to have a clean inspection and supervised treatment from a livestock biosecurity officer. There are no requirements for horses moving within the Parkhurst and Infected Zones. Horses travelling to Queensland or Western Australia are required to be accompanied by a Queensland or WA health certificate. Health certificates will need to be authorised by a livestock biosecurity officer, even if no treatment is required. Horses travelling through Alice Springs to South Australia, Victoria or New South Wales will not require a health certificate; however they will be required to have a clean inspection and supervised treatment from a Livestock Biosecurity Officer. Charges are now in place for endorsement of health certificates. The cost of $32.19 is per health certificate, not per horse. A charge per horse is only incurred if horses are sprayed on a weekend. The cost of spraying horses on a weekend is $144.30 call out fee plus $1.11 per head, as well as the fee for the health certificate. To find out more information about fees, please visit our website: http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Primary_Industry/index.cfm?header=Animal Biosecurity Services - Fees or call your local Livestock Biosecurity Staff. http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Primary_Industry/index.cfm?header=Moving%20horses%20into%20NT http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Primary_Industry/index.cfm?header=Animal%20Biosecurity%20Services%20-%20Fees

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