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Cleared for Landing

December 2016 by Dr Amy Little

As you flip or scroll through horses for sale advertisements, you’ll often notice that critical little abbreviation tucked away after the horse’s name - (imp.) - meaning the horse was imported. 

We all accept this usually means the horse will have a few extra zeros after their price tag or, more likely, have that little three letter acronym POA. 

But, have you ever stopped to think about the process? Specifically, how are we sure that horse isn’t carrying diseases and is actually safe to be in Australia?