Australian health officials didn't seem too concerned when stallion Encosta de Lago arrived in late August at the Eastern Quarantine facility with an elevated temperature and nasal discharge, according to a groom with Coolmore. The groom also told a judge leading an inquiry into an outbreak of equine influenza that procedures for monitoring the people going in and out of the quarantine were not being followed closely.
Inquiry reveals that five stallions being shipped from Japan to Australia were not checked when they arrive in Sydney because the plan had stopped in Melbourne first. One of the five stallions, Black Hawk, didn't even make it to Sydney even though the health certificate indicated the stallion should have been on board.
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