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African Horse Sickness is a highly fatal notifiable disease, that affects horses, mules, donkeys and zebras.
This is a Notifiable Disease and a Zoonosis
Compulsory micro-chipping aids accurate identification as it provides a permanent link between the horse and its passport.
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These leaflets have been distributed at agricultural shows to help raise awareness about equine disease.



Information packs have been distributed at agricultural shows in Wales to raise awareness of diseases that could pose a threat to the UK equine industry.

Any equines with suspected signs of illness need to be detected at the earliest stage to enable prompt treatment by private veterinarians. Additional future factsheets for the pack will be published on this website as and when they are made available.

If you would like a hard copy of the Information Pack please e-mail: animaldiseaseslives@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Equine disease leaflet

16/03/12
Information packs to raise awareness of diseases that could pose a threat to the UK equine industry