African Horse Sickness
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

African Horse Sickness

This is a discussion on African Horse Sickness within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • African horse sickness virus
  • Horse sickness

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-12-2009, 02:36 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation African Horse Sickness

I was just wondering what people think about the disease AHS. It is particually worrying for horse owners in the uk as due to climate change we are being threatened with an outbreak of ahs. It is expected to wipe out half of the uk's horse world, If an outbreak were to occur. Its a worrying disease as horses can die within 4 hours of contracting the virus. Any opinions welcome, also has anyone had to deal with an outbreak before?
P.s if you want more information go to:
www.africanhorsesickness.co.za
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-12-2009, 11:11 PM
  #2
Foal
I did a little bit of research and what I am seeing is that it is not a threat to the UK at all and if it were there are vaccines for the virus.
     
    12-14-2009, 01:02 PM
  #3
Foal
Actually the vaccines are not licenced in the uk. And I have read several articles about the worries of ahs in the uk, they are astronomical
     
    12-14-2009, 04:46 PM
  #4
Started
Quote:

I did a little bit of research and what I am seeing is that it is not a threat to the UK at all and if it were there are vaccines for the virus.
Yeah there are vaccines, but that dosent mean the horse wont contract it after getting the vaccine. They just have better chance of fighting it off.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grass Sickness- Help needed! Uniique Horse Health 0 05-31-2009 10:11 AM
Grass Sickness- Help needed! Uniique Horse Health 2 05-16-2009 11:41 AM
Equine Grass Sickness Uniique Horse Health 1 05-05-2009 12:32 PM
Unknown Sickness... any thoughts?? horsechick_88 Horse Health 12 09-13-2007 08:45 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0