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African horse sickness

Last Modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:56:48 GMT
Disease name
African horse sickness
Species affected
African horse sickness (AHS) is an acute or subacute, insect-borne, viral disease of equids that is endemic to Africa. It is characterized by severe respiratory and circulatory system associated clinical signs, and has a very high mortality rate. AHS is not considered a public health risk.
Status in Ireland
Official OIE free status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI