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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HI. We had a mare that died 9 March 2008 in Vanderbijl Park of AHS. I also have a horse that walks in the same camp.This camp hav a type of wetland in the middle. We moved the horses the same night to another ground about 900m away. Will it help. Can we spray the old feeld with something to kill the AHS. My horse was vaccinated in October 2007. Is there something els that we can do to protect our horses?

Asked: 10/3/2008, 13:31 by Deon Smith.
Answered: 12/3/2008, 09:55 by Douglas Welsh.

The midges are the vector of the AHS virus and therefore the more exposure to the midges your horses have the more opportunity they have of contracting AHS. Effective use of repellants especially during the evening - stabling where possible and move the horses to high ground where there is more air movement. Midges are attracted to the horses by CO2 emissions, smell and temp.


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