African horse sickness


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African horse sickness

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(Veterinary Science) vet science a fatal infectious disease of horses, mules, and donkeys, which is transmitted by insect vectors. It is caused by an arbovirus and is characterized by pulmonary or cardiac signs
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He added: "I don't think anyone is being obstructive and I can understand trading partners being reluctant because of African Horse Sickness.
Specimens had been screened as appropriate for poisons and specific pathogens, including rabies, equine herpes virus, African horse sickness virus, and equine encephalosis virus (4,5).
The genus Orbivirus contains several viruses such as bluetongue virus (BTV; 26 serotypes), epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV; 8 serotypes), and African horse sickness virus (AHSV; 9 serotypes).
Due to instances of African horse sickness in South Africa, horses have been exported via Europe to the UAE.
No bluetongue had been seen in the UK for a year, but climate change meant the potential for outbreaks of exotic diseases like African horse sickness and West Nile virus.
Researchers said foot-and-mouth, African swine fever, Bluetongue and African horse sickness are an increasing threat to UK livestock because of trading and environmental changes.
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.
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.
Of them, Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever, and African horse sickness are of particular concern.
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.
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