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African horse sickness

is an acrostic for ahs.


African horse sickness is a highly infectious and deadly disease. It commonly affects horses, mules, and donkeys. It is caused by a virus of the genus Orbivirus belonging to the family Reoviridae. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes of this virus. AHS is not directly contagious, but is known to be spread by insect vectors.

  • also known as AHS

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals (2001)

by R. W. Ashford

African horse sickness is a non-contagious, infectious, insect-borne disease of equids that was first recognized in Africa in the 16th century. The effects of the disease, particularly in susceptible populations of horses, can be devastating, with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Virology (1999)

by Allan Granoff, Robert G. Webster

Polyomaviridae African horse sickness virus 1 ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Orbivirus African horse sickness virus African horse sickness; bluetongue Pestivirus Equine arteritis ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of General Virology (2010)

by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

Rhinopneumonitis Rhinopneumonitis Rotavirus Arteritis African horse sickness African horse sickness Encephalomyelitis West ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Adenovirus Adenovirus Parainfluenza virus; Morbillivirus; Pneumovirus Infectious bronchitis-like agent African horse sickness virus Paramyxovirus Coronavirus Orbivirus Pestivirus disease ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Horse Racing (2012)

by Dr Joyce Kay, Professor Wray Vamplew

African horse sickness led to strict quarantine conditions - there has continued to be a limited traffic in horses, jockeys and trainers between the continent and Britain. Although thoroughbred racing was also introduced to Zimbabwe, Kenya and ...

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