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Exotic Diseases

We've provided quick links and guidance on diseases that are not endemic in the UK, but may present to veterinary surgeons. All diseases on this page are notifiable and suspected cases should be reported to your local AHVLA office.
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World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)

This portal gives access to all listed diseases as well as other additional important diseases not listed by WOAH, including several emerging diseases and more than 50 wildlife diseases which may have a serious impact on global health and can adversely affect wildlife conservation.

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Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)

EVA is a severe viral disease in horses. EVA occurs in both Thoroughbred and non-Thoroughbred populations and is currently a relatively common disease in Europe and other parts of the world, it is relatively rare in the UK.

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West Nile Virus (WNV)

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that affects humans and other animals, particularly horses. The effects of WNV infection in horses can range from mild to potentially fatal inflammation of the brain. WNV is a notifiable disease to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Agency (DEFRA) in England and Wales, and in Scotland and Northern Ireland to the equivalent government authority.

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