Equine Rescue

Deadly skin trade may have prompted Nigeria’s Equine Influenza outbreak

Source: HorseTalk

An African donkey showing signs of dullness and inappetence. © The Donkey Sanctuary

Nigeria has declared an outbreak of Equine Influenza with more than 3000 equines infected, with reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) suggesting the outbreak is a symptom of the unregulated global movement and trading of donkeys for their skins.

International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has warned of a potential disease epidemic in West Africa, following reports from partners in neighbouring countries Mali and Ghana of donkeys showing similar characteristics of the disease, including fever and nasal discharge. The highly contagious disease can affect all equines.

The current outbreak in Britain and previous outbreaks in Australia and China have proven to have costly consequences to the equine populations, putting at risk not just working equines but domestic and competing animals, too…(CONTINUE READING)

https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2019/02/15/deadly-skin-trade-nigeria-equine-influenza/

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  1. BURROS

    BLM DECIDES NOT TO RELEASE ALL THE HORSES PROMISED IN OREGON
    Posted on February 17, 2019 by CAES

    BLM DOESN’T GET THEIR WAY AND WARM SPRINGS HORSES (and BURROS) FROM OREGON SUFFER FOR IT.

    Feb.15, 2019

    BLM Plans to return 66 horses instead of the 200 approved in the proposed plan, and according to their estimate that there were also 30 burros left after the gather which is over AML so none will be returned.

    https://citizensagainstequineslaughter.org/2019/02/17/blm-decides-not-to-release-all-the-horses-promised-in-oregon/?fbclid=IwAR115w7DHFLr0EWbZXp22CluLNFAzjHunIfk64wgBeWe7S5kjZQ0Zi_gyk0

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  2. West Africa, an area of disease for humans and animals. Seems foreign aid is sent from civilized countries and the funds never get to those agencies that need it. Seems the governments use the money to appease their own opulence

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