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African horsesickness; an old disease, a new menace

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

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SeriesU.S. Dept. of Agriculture. PA 596, Program aid (United States. Department of Agriculture) -- no. 596.
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African horsesickness synonyms, African horsesickness pronunciation, African horsesickness translation, English dictionary definition of African horsesickness. n vet science a fatal infectious disease of horses, mules, and donkeys, which is transmitted by insect vectors. African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly infectious non-contagious, vector born viral disease affecting all species of Equidae. The AHS Trust has undertaken to assist the Department of Agriculture with the reporting of outbreaks. An outbreak of African horsesickness in dogs. Van Rensberg IB, De Clerk J, Groenewald HB, Botha WS. Several dogs died from African horsesickness which was contracted by the consumption of uncooked meat from the carcase of a horse that had died from the by: African horse sickness (AHS) is a hemorrhagic viral fever of horses. It is the only equine disease for which the World Organization for Animal Health has introduced specific guidelines for member countries seeking official recognition of disease-free status. Since , South Africa has maintained an AHS controlled area; however, sporadic outbreaks of AHS have occurred in this area.

African horse sickness (AHS) is an insectborne, viral disease of equids that is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa. It can be acute, subacute, or subclinical and is characterized by clinical signs and lesions associated with respiratory and circulatory impairment. AHS is caused by African horse sickness virus (AHSV), which is 55–70 nm in diameter. African horsesickness (AHS) is a serious, non-contagious disease of horses and other solipeds caused by an arthropod-borne orbivirus of the family horses, AHS causes three distinct clinicopathologic syndromes, the pulmonary, cardiac and fever forms of the by:   African horse sickness is a notifiable animal disease. If you suspect it you must report it immediately by calling the Defra Rural Services Helpline on . African horse sickness[′afrikən hȯrs ′siknəs] (veterinary medicine) An infectious, mosquito-borne virus disease of equines characterized by fever and edematous swelling. African Horse Sickness a chronic infectious disease of horses, mules, and asses, characterized by the formation of abscesses along the passage of the lymph vessels. African.

African horse sickness (AHS) is an arthropod-borne equine disease caused by African horse sickness virus (AHSV) (genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae). The AHSV genome consists of 10 segments of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) collectively encoding seven . NEWSHOLME, S. J., A morphological study of the lesions of African horsesickness. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 50, (llJ63). Gross, histological 'and ultrastructural findings are described in 6 natural cases and in 2 experimental cases of African horsesickness. Background: African horse sickness (AHS) is a devastating disease of equids that has been known for centuries. Many equids mainly in sub-Saharan Africa still die every year from this viral disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for African horse sickness, however supportive care may be offered. For example, medications and therapy to alleviate colic may be offered. Fever will be addressed with medication to reduce it, and if there is a need for oxygen supplementation, this will be provided. Recovery of African Horse Sickness in Horses.