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Equine disease surveillance, July to September 2005


  • Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) neurological disease – pinpointing the molecular basis of EHV-1 pathogenicity

  • Quantitative risk assessment in the refinement of the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s Codes of Practice relating to contagious equine metritis

  • Review of colic data from the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital

– These are among matters discussed in the quarterly equine disease surveillance report for July to September 2005, prepared by DEFRA, the Animal Health Trust and the British Equine Veterinary Association

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  • •The data presented in this report, which are taken from various sources (see Acknowledgements) must be interpreted with caution, as there is likely to be some bias in the way that samples are submitted for laboratory testing. For example, they are influenced by factors such as owner attitude or financial constraints, or are being submitted for routine screening as well as clinical investigation purposes. Consequently, these data do not necessarily reflect true disease frequency within the equine population of the UK

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