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post #1 of 5 Old 04-03-2020, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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African Horse Sickness in Thailand

Just what everybody wants to hear I'm sure :-P

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-03-2020, 10:04 AM
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I read this with interest the other day. It is sad.

I worked for 12 years in South Africa, and had a lot of exposure to AHS. I did some work with Onderstepoort with their vaccines. I still remember having to vaccinate the horses under my care with the first vaccine and then the 2nd one 3 weeks later.

Was disheartening to see the horses not being vaccinated, and even more so seeing vaccinated horses die and having to explain to the owner that the vaccine was not guaranteed to work.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-03-2020, 11:22 PM
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<sigh>. Thanks for posting this.

Well - why - not - whyyyy - not -

Aint it great its passed by blood sucking vectors, including midge flies -

I used to say, half in jest , Im glad Im old. I am becoming more glad, every time I read or hear of stuff like this and Im glad my last two horses are 25 & 26.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-04-2020, 09:23 AM
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Thank you @walkinthewalk , I hope so as well :)
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-06-2020, 10:15 AM
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That is another terrible disease. Hope it never makes it to America. I read they typically slaughter those infected. Wouldn't it be better to attempt to get them through the disease as they would then be immune? Although if it is a limited outbreak, immunity would be less of a concern.
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