Equine Health Update EHU Vol 20 Issue 03 - Page 49

Executive Committee News | EQUINE to use/access" way of getting information out to SAEVA members. Idea to use a WhatsApp group platform and have the Chairman and Madaleen as administrators of the 4. Development of a Role of Honour Idea to collate a roll of honour of notable members and contributors to SAEVA and the equine community. b) Mpumalanga 1. Had discussions with 3 practices re Disease reporting system 2. Officially reported cases to date limited to 1 x EEV, 2 x Piroplasmosis, 3 x AHS in the Lowveld area. c) KZN Regional Representative Feedback a) Gauteng 1. Disease status • One positive AHS case registered in Tshwane • One positive AHS case registered in Midvaal. • Two positive AHS cases Registered in Johannesburg and one West Nile. 2. Vets contacted to assist with disease surveillance History from Dr Maitland-Stuart that the following vets were approached, is it possible to find out if they indeed signed up? • Dr Duncan Prinsloo - Embriosem • Dr Pieter Engelbrecht - Bapsfontein animal clinic • Dr Claire Speedy - Lammermoor clinic • Dr Ed Evans - Grand central vet clinic • Dr Lauren Morrison - North Rand animal hospital • Dr Wetsi Moloi - Pretoria East animal hospital • Dr Summer Maitland-Stuart - Fourways equine clinic • Dr Hildegard Setzkorn - Chartwell equine clinic Msunduzi district (PMB and surrounds) Dr Bronwyn Keys eThekwini district (Durban and surrounds) KZN Total This information was gathered from the SAEVA disease reporting website KZN equine practices which have signed up onto SAEVA disease reporting website: • • • • • Summerveld Equine Hospital Equis Veterinary Hospital Baker & McVeigh Equine Hospital Almiray Vetdiagnostix d) Eastern Cape 1. African Horse sickness There have been a number of confirmed cases of AHS, serotype 7, from just north of Uitenhage, Kruisrivier, Despatch, St Albans and in and around the Fairview racecourse in the last two months. These were mostly unvaccinated or poorly vaccinated horses on smallholdings. About 70% of the horses died. • Volume 20 Issue 3 | October 2018 • 49