Landing sites and diel activity in Culicoides midges attacking Fjord horses in the Netherlands

A.R.W. Elbers, S.J. van den Heuvel, R. Meiswinkel

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Abstract

In the Old World, African horse sickness (AHS) and equine encephalosis are transmitted to equids by Culicoides midges. AHS has a case-fatality-rate of 95% in horses. Though endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, AHS virus is able to incur northwards and to disseminate widely within Mediterranean countries. For example, >1,000 equines died during the AHS-epidemics affecting Spain, Portugal and Morocco (1987-1991). The virus was isolated not only from Culicoides imicola, but also from species endemic to Europe: C.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S20-S22
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume39
Issue numberSupplement
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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