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Hear from the Human Face of Hendra

The Human Face of Hendra - Allan

Allan Mitchell was a typical horse owner who never believed his horse Coty would contract Hendra virus. So when he found Coty trapped in a dam on his Murwillumbah property he did what many loving horse owners would do – tried to coax him back to health with love and care. Unfortunately, Coty was suffering from much worse than just hypothermia. 

Watch Allan’s story and see the impact Hendra virus has had on him. From the death of his beloved horse Coty and the trauma of exposing a close friend to Hendra virus, to the worries of receiving an experimental treatment. Allan also shares his thoughts on Hendra vaccination and protecting his mates.