African Horse Sickness
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Reporting AHS is compulsory - who registers the cases on this site - is it compulsory or voluntary. We have had severe outbreaks with several deaths in the Benoni/Bredell area yet the 184 reported cases seem low compared to what we have been hearing country-wide?

Asked: 12/3/2008, 07:04 by Lucia Minnie.
Answered: 12/3/2008, 10:05 by Douglas Welsh.

AHS is a notifiable disease and therefore requires reporting to your local State Vet. This can be done either by the owner or a private vet treating the horse. The horse Sickness Trust identified that AHS is underreported and therefore we assist the Department of Agriculture in reporting. If the owner submits a case onto our website we then report this case to the relevant state vet on behalf of the owner.


We understand that AHS is still very under reported but as national awareness improves so will the reporting. Please insist that all cases are reported.



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