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Equine disease events resulting from international horse movements

Systematic review and lessons learned

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M. Dominguez, S. Münstermann, I. de Guindos & P. Timoney

Equine Veterinary Journal, 48, 641-653
September 2016
DOI: 10.1111/evj.12523

The global increase in international horse movements, if not appropriately regulated and supervised by competent veterinary authorities and respective equine industry partners, could potentially lead to increased global spread of infectious equine diseases. Appropriate mitigation measures and compliance with OIE import recommendations for specific diseases can significantly reduce this risk.

The recommendations proposed under the HHP approach take into account the mitigation measures identified by this review as important factors in preventing pathogen introduction and spread.

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