Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Asked: 3/3/2008, 19:16 by Breanne Robb.
Answered: 5/3/2008, 15:58 by Douglas Welsh.
The midges that are implicated with the transmission of AHS are Culicoides namely two sub species Culloides c. Imicola and Culloides c. Bolitinos. The Imicola prefer to stay outdoos but the Bolitinos. is found to breed in horse manure and is also found in many cases indoors.
The most common sub species is Imicola and therefore by implication stabling your horse will reduce the exposure to the greater number of midges and increase his chances of not getting AHS virus.