African Horse Sickness

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British Groups Release Information on Horse Sickness Risk

March 27, 2008

The risks and dangers of African horse sickness (AHS) are spelt out in a new leaflet from The Horse Trust and The British Horse Society.

Horse Trust Chief Executive Paul Jepson announced the availability of the new materials today at the... Read More

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South African Horse Sickness Cases Approach 300

March 25, 2008

African horse sickness (AHS) has struck close to 300 horses in South Africa so far this year, killing approximately half of them and prompting an embargo on horse transports in Western Cape. The area on equine lockdown includes the country's... Read More

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Horse Sickness Campaign Producing Results

February 11, 2008

A new awareness and blanket vaccination campaign to combat African horse sickness (AHS) in the southern provinces of South Africa is showing positive effects in critical and high risk zones, according to the president of the recently formed... Read More

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African Horse Sickness in Eastern Cape

February 09, 2008

The Eastern Cape of Africa is experiencing an outbreak of African horse sickness. According to a report on  iol.co.za, 15 cases of... Read More

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Senegal Reporting 40 Outbreaks of African Horse Sickness

December 12, 2007

More than 450 horses have died as a result of 40 outbreaks of African horse sickness in Senegal, according to a Dec. 9 report from the Office... Read More

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Researchers: African Horse Sickness Could Shift North

October 05, 2007

 As the global climate changes gradually, an equine disease that was once limited to sub-Saharan Africa could reach as far north as England in the near future, according to several European animal health networks.

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African Horse Sickness Not Confirmed

April 29, 2007

This is a followup to an article posted on TheHorse.com April 19 concerning deaths of horses in South Africa. You may read that news item here.

The... Read More

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Tests Ongoing for Cause of South African Horse Deaths

April 19, 2007

Further tests have been requested to determine the cause of death of 13 horses in South Africa's Western Cape. Veterinarians and officials with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture met Wednesday, April 18, to discuss the outbreak and... Read More

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South Africa: Suspected AHS Shuts Down Equine Movement

April 09, 2007

The test samples are still pending, but officials have instituted a precautionary ban on equine movement into the areas of the Western Cape considered under surveillance and free of African horse sickness, the Read More

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Local Travel Ban Instituted in Wake of African Horse Sickness Positive

November 21, 2006

A travel ban has shut down equine movement in Knysna, South Africa, following test results that confirmed two horses as infected with African horse sickness (AHS) in the area, reports the reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak Suspected within Surveillance Zone

November 15, 2006

 A horse in Knysna, South Africa, is currently undergoing tests for African horse sickness (AHS), reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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Lessons Learned Hard

November 01, 2006

We have just passed the five-year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack on the United States in the country's history. It was on Sept. 11, 2001, that two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York, another struck... Read More

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EU Lifts Suspension of South African Horse Exports

October 31, 2006

The European Union has lifted a ban designed to stop the spread of African horse sickness, allowing horses from South Africa to again be exported to Europe, reports Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak in South Africa

May 01, 2006

South African horse owners and veterinarians are managing an outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS) in the George area of southern South Africa, in the southeast region of the Western Cape. As of Feb. 28, 13 horses had died. Current outbreaks... Read More

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More African Horse Sickness; Lift of EU Ban Could be Delayed

April 19, 2006

According to a report on iol.co.za, an online publication in South Africa, African horse sickness... Read More

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More African Horse Sickness?

April 11, 2006

A horse that died in late March on a farm on the border of the Worcester and Roberson Districts of the Western Cape of South Africa is being tested for African horse sickness (AHS), according to a report by Dianne Hawker first published in the... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak in South Africa

March 20, 2006

South African horse owners and veterinarians are managing an outbreak of AHS in the George area.... Read More

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European Union Might Lift Ban on South African Horses

March 20, 2006

South African news outlets have reported the European Union (EU) could lift a ban it imposed on South African horses in 2004. According to an article in the March 16 online edition of The Citizen (Read More

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African Horse Sickness: Fighting a Foreign Foe

May 01, 2005

If you're a horse owner in the United States, you've probably never worried about African horse sickness (AHS), let alone seen a case of it. Sounds pretty exotic, doesn't it? But then again, so did West Nile virus six years ago.

The bad... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Cases in South Africa

April 25, 2005

At least six African horse sickness (AHS) cases have been logged recently in the Eastern and Western Capes of South Africa, according to ProMED web site posts in early April. Last week, South African media outlets reported an outbreak of the... Read More

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African Horse Sickness In Lesotho

August 01, 2004

African horse sickness (AHS) has claimed the life of another horse in Lesotho, in southern Africa, raising the death toll to two and the confirmed 2004 case count to 23 as of late April. According to Dr. Malefane Moleko, Chief Veterinary Officer... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Cases Lessen

June 01, 2004

The African horse sickness (AHS) death toll in the Western Cape of South Africa has risen to 15 confirmed cases since the first death on the Elsenburg Agricultural Research Farm was confirmed on Feb. 25. The last case (unconfirmed) was reported... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Cases Lessen in Western Cape

May 03, 2004

The African horse sickness (AHS) death toll in the Western Cape of South Africa has risen to 15 confirmed cases since the first death on the Elsenburg Agricultural Research Farm was confirmed on Feb. 25. Two cases are awaiting confirmation, with... Read More

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Deadly African Horse Sickness Outbreak

May 01, 2004

Thirteen horses in the Western Cape, South Africa, are believed to have succumbed to an outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS) by March 22, according to several news reports. The affected horses were from the Stellenbosch magesterial district... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Continues in South Africa

March 17, 2004

Nine horses have succumbed to African horse sickness (AHS) in the Western Cape, South Africa, according to www.iol.com. The last horse was reported dead on March 12 by the South African news source... Read More