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Posted: 3/2/2017, 19:58

PRESS RELEASE
DATE 02 February 2017

The African Horses Sickness Trust, founded in 2005 with the mission “ To eliminate African Horse Sickness as a threat to the equine industry in South Africa”, has supported valuable on-the-ground programmes over the past decade to limit the spread of the disease and assist all equine disciplines. This includes awareness and educational programmes, free vaccinations to indigent individuals for whom the horse is a mechanism to make a living.  The AHS Trust has also enabled and set up a valuable early reporting procedure for the past decade, details of which are immediately available on their website.

The AHS Trust is also supporting research into various aspects of AHS in-conjunction with registered researchers who have the required permissions from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. These initiatives form part of the wider community beyond the thoroughbred world and are seen as an adjunct to existing research done by such bodies as the Horse Health Fund and the Equine Research Centre, and pose no threat or opposition to exisiting bodies.  The AHS Trust is a registered non profit whose sole mission is to assist and aid the horse industry.

All research into various aspects of AHS is done in conjunction with registered researchers who have the required permissions from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries within the legal framework.  

Such programmes expand scientific research and data collection and are commendable and will benefit those that preserve the open mind in creating new ways to eliminate the threat of African Horse Sickness that has hampered the equine industry’s development for the past 60 years.  The Trust welcomes co-operation at every level.

Initial results from such new initiatives have been excellent so far and encourage us to believe that new benefits of the current research will be available to the equine community in time to come.

Douglas Welsh
CEO African Horse sickness Trust

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