African Horse Sickness


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 06, 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia.... Read More


Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

July 06, 2016

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency.... Read More


Vets: Need for New AHS Vaccines 'Urgent'

April 03, 2016

African horse sickness has the potential to spread due to climate change and increased international horse movement.... Read More


Researchers Working to Address Risk of AHS Spread

March 26, 2016

Climate change is creating conducive conditions for African horse sickness to spread further than it has in the past.... Read More


Emergent and Re-Emergent Equine Disease

January 29, 2016

An ever-present threat to equine industries worldwide, presented by University of Kentucky's Dr. Peter Timoney.... Read More


OIE Shares New Strategic Plan Details

January 19, 2016

The organization's plan includes six studies focused on equine influenza, African horse sickness, and glanders.... Read More


Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More


Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature


Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More


It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More


Are We Prepared for African Horse Sickness?

October 27, 2014

One vet recommends taking these preparation steps to help reduce the impact of an outbreak.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

October 07, 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2014

July 17, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, equine herpesvirus, influenza, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More


Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

April 20, 2014

Scientists are turning to a genetic level of understanding and fighting African horse sickness.... Read More


African Horse Sickness Found in Western Cape

March 19, 2014

Two horses in South Africa's Western Cape have tested positive for African horse sickness.... Read More


Culture Shock at a South African Thoroughbred Sale

February 03, 2014

What cultural differences have you seen or experienced with horses in different countries? ... Read More


AHS Cases Prompt Horse Movement Restrictions in South Africa

April 08, 2013

The increasing number of reported AHS cases in South Africa prompted the movement restrictions.... Read More


Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More


South African Authorities Encourage Vaccinating against AHS

January 24, 2013

Authorities are encouraging horse owners to vaccinate annually to curb the impact of African horse sickness.... Read More


British African Horse Sickness Control Strategy Published

December 28, 2012

The document discusses control strategies should the disease ever be found in Great Britain.... Read More


British African Horse Sickness Regulations Take Effect Nov. 21

November 11, 2012

The African Horse Sickness (England) Regulations 2012 were signed on Oct. 15 and will take effect Nov. 21.... Read More


New African Horse Sickness Recognition Regulations Adopted

June 19, 2012

Countries can now request a recognition status for African horse sickness from the OIE.... Read More


African Horse Sickness Hits Swaziland

March 08, 2012

Three horses from Swaziland are dead after contracting African horse sickness, according to an OIE report.... Read More


Equine Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

December 17, 2011

Disease control in developing countries must be cost-effective, practical, and acceptable to livestock owners.... Read More