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Equine disease surveillance, July to September 2009


  • Risk of importation of equine piroplasmosis into the UK

  • Overview from the Expert Surveillance Panel on equine influenza

These are among matters discussed in the quarterly equine disease surveillance report for July to September 2009, prepared by Defra, the Animal Health Trust and the British Equine Veterinary Association

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  • This report collates equine disease data arising from multiple diagnostic laboratories and veterinary practices throughout the UK. The data presented are taken from various sources and 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 submitted for routine screening as well as clinical investigation purposes. Consequently, these data do not necessarily reflect true disease frequency in the UK equine population.

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