African Horse Sickness
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have a pony that had AHS a few years ago but pulled through. My question is: Will he pose a problem to my other horses if bitten by a midge? Does he still harbour the virus?

Asked: 21/12/2007, 07:50 by Gill Borros.
Answered: 29/12/2007, 21:56 by Douglas Welsh, James Urry.

No, horses do not remain carriers or reservoirs of the virus. The Virus is long gone and all that remains are the antibodies against the disease which means the horse has a very strong resistance to future clinical manifestations of AHS. It does not mean he will not be infected again  but having survived once and depending on the strain ( unless strain 5) he should pull though easily.
Dr. Gary Bührmann

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