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Saturday, October 16, 2021
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES (DAFF) RELEASES ITS ANNUAL AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS REPORT



The attached report shows an encouraging trend regarding the number of outbreaks for 2014/15 to date.

It is however of concern that official reporting of outbreaks via the official SR1 state veterinary system is not being followed in many cases. Horse owners are requested to actively encourage and assist State Veterinarians to follow the correct reporting procedure.

Many owners will be pleased to note that the pre-movement AHS vaccination period has been reduced from 60 days to 40 days which is in line with the OIE infective period for AHS and is as a result of discussions between DAFF and the Horse Import Export Task Team (HIETT).


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