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With mortality rates topping 90%, AHS has left a devastating wake of destruction across Thailand and Malaysia. Learn about this disease, the recent outbreak, and what it could mean for U.S. horse owners.
While AHS doesn’t occur in horses in the United States, a current outbreak in Thailand, with a 94% mortality rate, illustrates the devastation possible when the disease affects a naive horse population.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted a global webcast as humans—facing a health crisis of their own due to COVID-19—try to protect horses and prevent the spread of AHS during the disease’s current outbreak in Thailand.