Straight from the horse’s mouth: risk perception and discourse of horse owners and veterinarians around Hendra virus

Jennifer Manyweathers

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    Hendra virus is a periodic disease of high morbidity and mortality for horses and then humans, transmitted from Australian flying-foxes (fruit bats). A vaccine for horses was released late in 2012.
    Risk management strategies rely on horse owners' adoption of preventative recommendation ,yet horse owners have a low uptake of the vaccine against Hendra virus. This thesis explores social, cultural and cognitive factors influencing horse owners' and veterinarians' discourse and decision making around risk of Hendra virus infection, highlighting the need to consider how these factors Influence decision making around risk for more inclusive and productive risk communication to progress.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date19 Jan 2017
    StateUnpublished - 2017

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    Hendra virus
    risk perception
    veterinarians
    mouth
    horses
    decision making
    risk communication
    vaccines
    Pteropodidae
    risk management
    Chiroptera
    morbidity
    fruits
    infection

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