horse sickness

see African horse s. and Gambian horse s.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • horse sickness — horse sickness, = African horse sickness. (Cf. ↑African horse sickness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse-sickness — horseˈ sickness ● horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horse-sickness — (engl.), s. Pferdesterbe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • horse sickness fever — a mild nonfatal form of African horse sickness, characterized by a slow onset of fever with only slight respiratory distress …   Medical dictionary

  • African horse sickness — (AHS) is a highly infectious, and deadly disease. It commonly affects horses, mules, donkeys and zebras. It is caused by a virus of the genus Orbivirus belonging to the family Reoviridae. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes of …   Wikipedia

  • African horse sickness — Af·ri·can horse sickness .af ri kən n a serious and commonly fatal disease of horses and sometimes other mammals including rarely humans that is caused by a reovirus of the genus Orbivirus (serotypes of species African horse sickness virus), that …   Medical dictionary

  • Gambian horse sickness trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) — Gam·bi·an horse sickness, trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) (gamґbe ən) [Gambia, West Africa] see under sickness and trypanosomiasis …   Medical dictionary

  • African horse-sickness — noun A serious disease of horses, due to a virus ● horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • African horse sickness virus — a virus of the genus Orbivirus that causes African horse sickness …   Medical dictionary

  • African horse sickness — ▪ pathology also called  equine plague        disease of Equidae (horses, mules, donkeys, and zebras) caused by an orbivirus called AHSV (family Reoviridae) that is transmitted by arthropods, notably biting midges (Culicoides imicola). The… …   Universalium


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