42 racehorses die in Pak Chong

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Veterinarian suspects African horse sickness, movement of all horses banned

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: At least 42 racehorses have died of what a veterinarian suspects are the first cases of African horse sickness in the country.

The dead animals were found during an inspection of barns in Pak Chong district, said Pasawee Somjai, a veterinarian with the provincial office of the Department of Livestock Development.

Samples from the carcasses have been sent for a detailed autopsy at the National Institute of Animal Health, he said, adding that test results are expected in a week.

African horse sickness is a deadly viral disease that originated in Africa. It mainly attacks horses and donkeys, with gnats being the carriers. The virus attacks the lungs and respiratory system quickly and can kill a horse within hours.

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Can also be transmitted by mosquito. Dogs can catch it but not fatal in dogs.