An advocate for better equine tracing systems in Australia says the COVID-19 pandemic highlights how vital it is to quickly establish a national horse register.
Newcastle resident Juliana Waugh has been lobbying for a national horse register since her daughter was killed after falling from an ex-racehorse at a Dubbo TAFE in 2009
She said it was taking too long for the register to be established.
In Australia, all states and territories require properties where horses are kept to have a Property Identification Code, but these codes do not translate into a system that identifies individual horses.
By Erin Somerville
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