South Africa conducts active surveillance for infectious pathogens in horses, such as African horse sickness
virus (AHSV), to help the horse industry maintain disease-free status, as required by the World Organisation for Animal Health.
By Tesfa-alem Tekle October 3, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) aC" An outbreak of African horse sickness
has killed over 2,000 horses, mules and donkeys in Ethiopia since March, an official said.
African horse sickness
(AHS) is a severe, often fatal disease of equids that is caused by AHS virus (AHSV), a member of the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae (1).
Cutaneous vasculitis may be present as a significant component of many diseases such as equine viral arteritis (EVA), equine herpes virus infection, Equine ehrlichiosis, African horse sickness
, Hendra disease, Venezuelan equine encephalitides, congestive heart failure and angioneurotic edema (Del, 2000).
A breathing infection meant Igugu missed her intended prep race before, much to her trainer's chagrin, owing to domestic African Horse Sickness
restrictions she had to be holed up in the quarantine station at Kenilworth after the 18-hour journey from the De Kock base at Randjesfontein near Johannesburg.
TWO new horse diseases, threatening Britain because of climate change, have prompted the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and The Horse Trust to set up a seminar focusing on African Horse sickness
and West Nile virus.
DEFRA add: "If we do not have accurate information on the overall size of the UK horse population and it's geographic distribution, we cannot plan effective monitoring of equine diseases, or develop effective control strategies in the event of an outbreak of a notifiable or exotic horse diseases, such as African Horse Sickness
or West Nile Fever."
By using maximum-likelihood and P-distance analysis (online Technical Appendix Figure 2), we compared isolate SAE25/2011 with MIDV-857, which was isolated in 1993 from spleen of a horse with African horse sickness
virus (AHSV)-like signs in Zimbabwe (GenBank accession no.
Trainer Mike de Kock, landing his third J&B Met win, had considered scratching Igugu from the race after so much went wrong in her preparation, when she had a respiratory infection and then went into quarantine due to the African horse sickness