An African racehorse virus has attacked and killed a series of racehorses in Thailand.
In the midst of a global outbreak of COVID-19, in Korat, capital of the Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima, at least 42 race horses died from the African horse virus. This mass death occurred in Pak Chong district, veterinarian Somjai told the Thai press.
Information is only here but there is no specific conclusions. Dr Somjai said the samples were sent to the National Institutes of Animal Health for analysis to find out the exact name of the disease. Currently, many places in Pak Chong district are blocked and isolated.
The African equine virus disease is a disease originating in Africa, it mainly attacks horses, donkeys and sometimes humans.
From July 1, Thailand removed most stringent measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing high-risk businesses and activities to be resumed, while at the same time withdrawing orders. Prohibit international flights, but only certain objects are allowed to enter this Southeast Asian country.
Thailand’s phased removal of blockade measures in the past two months, despite continuing to extend the emergency decree until the end of July, is a result of the containment process. and disease control under clear scenarios.
COVID-19 pandemic broke out strongly in Thailand in April and so far the country has basically controlled the epidemic situation.
This result is due to the tireless efforts of health workers and community health volunteers as well as the cooperation of the majority of the population in compliance with basic medical requirements such as wear a mask, take social breaks and wash your hands often.
Mechanically, this African horse virus attacks the lungs through the respiratory tract, the nose and mouth, and then destroys the lungs very quickly, causing the animal to die within hours.
The Thai Horse Racing Federation has officially asked horse owners to block the stables, prevent horses from moving on a large area and spray disinfectants around the breeding grounds to prevent the spread.