HORSE owners across the Hunter have been urged to implement strong biosecurity protections after the region's first confirmed case of Hendra virus.
Hunter Local Land Services said the property near Scone where the outbreak occurred last month had completed its 21-day monitoring period and movement restrictions had been lifted.
District veterinarian Jane Bennett said landholders and industry had been co-operative.
"It is important unusual animal deaths and diseases are reported, so we can help protect and maintain Australia's strong biosecurity standards," said Dr Bennett.
"Suspected Hendra Virus cases are particularly important to report in order to protect the health of people and horses that have been in contact.
"Both the local property owners as well as private vets and the equine industry have been very understanding and supportive of the process, following the confirmation of Hendra virus in one horse, that died in June."There have been no further cases detected.
Horse owners are urged to ensure animals are vaccinated and not fed or watered under trees frequented by flying foxes.
Landholders are encouraged to monitor visiting flying fox colonies and to try and keep them away from horses.