Who we are....

AHS-African Horse Sickness - the equine challenge is South Africa's largest Facebook Community based support group for African Horse Sickness with over 11000 members.  It is administrated with love and patience by people volunteering their own time and resources for the good of our horses. 

 

Our mission is to provide helpful information and support in times of crisis. We have  built this website to condense information about this dreaded disease where horse lovers and owners can obtain useful insights and advice from those who have experienced the pain and terror of African Horse Sickness in their beloved horses and also to create awareness in our communities. Together we can make a difference and keep fighting this awful disease.​​ Our information is by no means complete as research on AHS is still developing.

We are not an official organisation and neither claim to be.  Please see Disclaimer at bottom of the page.

 Alerts

 
  • Facebook

Please note that due to the fact that we are not an official organisation and discrepancies with reporting AHS cases have occurred, we will not be placing a map at this stage.

Please contact you local vet or state vet for confirmed AHS in your area.  Simply click on the button to obtain their contact details.

When you suspect your horse has AHS

If the horse presents any clinical signs

Click on easylink buttons

GET THE VET!

FOLLOW UP IMMEDIATELY WITH SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT

Click on the link to our Facebook page and request to join group.  We share stories of survivors, and some research into available products.  None of these remedies can cause any harm nor is there any risk of overdose. These remedies are not a substitute for veterinary care and are only supportive. We have contact details on our Support page - click on the relevant button 

  • Facebook

If AHS is suspected or clinical signs diagnosed by a vet

Contact the State Veterinarian and
report suspect case AHS is a Notifiable Disease
(if you can't get hold of them - contact group)

Take Blood samples and have them

tested at Onderstepoort or local

laboratory

Please report the case below for our Alert Map

Your local Vet can take blood samples as well as the State Vet. 

Email: africanhorsesicknesschallenge@gmail.com
Tel:  082 37 54 564

Facebook Page:  AHS-African Horse Sickness - the equine challenge

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Disclaimer

The Site Does Not Provide Veterinary Advice - This website is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

The contents of the AHS-the equine challenge Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from the Facebook group page, and other material contained on this Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding your horse's medical condition. Never disregard professional veterinary advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the AHS-the equine challenge Site!

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