African horse sickness
Gerdes, Truuske Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa.
Erasmus, Baltus J. Onderstepoort Vaccine Factory, Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa.
Last reviewed:August 2019
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A highly fatal insect-borne viral disease of horses and mules, and a mild, subclinical disease in donkeys and zebras. African horse sickness occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, but incursions outside Africa have been documented. Dogs may be affected by consuming infected horsemeat. See also: Africa; Virus
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