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Jaagsiekte: chronic weight loss/ respiratory syndrome of horses

Jaagsiekte: chronic weight loss/ respiratory syndrome of horses

Jaagsiekte: chronic weight loss/ respiratory syndrome of horses Unusual presentation: Multiple horses losing condition despite access to feed and dying. Case study at the 2021 NABS Masterclass (22 mins) More pathology (10 mins) Above: The lungs did not collapse and...
Septicaemia with multi-organ vasculitis and thrombosis

Septicaemia with multi-organ vasculitis and thrombosis

Septicaemia with multi-organ vasculitis and thrombosis  Unusual presentation: Sixteen deaths in a mob of young bulls within a month of arriving on a new property. Above: A depressed, non-responsive bull  – with ticks but no signs of ocular or nasal discharge....
Hendra virus facts and resources

Hendra virus facts and resources

Hendra virus facts and resources Hendra virus can produce life-threatening illness in horses and humans: to date about 80% of infected horses and 60% of infected people have died. Above: Oedematous lung from an HeV case (similar to the pathology caused by African...
African horse sickness in south-east Asia

African horse sickness in south-east Asia

African horse sickness in south-east Asia African horse sickness is exotic to Australia – but was diagnosed for the first time in southeast Asia in 2020. If it reaches our shores it has the potential to cause high mortality rates in horses as well as having...
From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus

From dull to dead – a horse with Hendra virus  Unusual presentation: Horse depressed, breathing rapidly and sweating, with nasal discharge , and swollen eyelids and supraorbital fossae. Above: Hendra-affected lung from CSIRO EAD Field Guide (Images on this page from...