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Equine disease surveillance
Surveillance focus: glanders
  1. Sonia Gonzalez-Medina, Ldo Vet, CertAVP (EM), MRCVS1,
  2. Balazs Toth, DrMedVet, MRCVS2 and
  3. Ian Mawhinney, BVSc, MRCVS3
  1. 1Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit. Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk
  2. 2Veterinary Exotic Notifiable Diseases Unit, APHA, London
  3. 3APHA Bury St Edmunds


The recent identification of a case of glanders in a horse in Germany that had never travelled outside of the country serves as a reminder that disease freedom cannot be taken for granted. Here, Sonia Gonzalez-Medina, Balazs Toth and Ian Mawhinney discuss various aspects of glanders, warning that, while an old disease, it can still surprise

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