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pertaining to or originating in Africa.

African buffalo
includes black Cape buffalo, red Congo buffalo and red-brown varieties from Abyssinia to Niger. See also buffalo.
African clawed toad
African daisy
see Seneciopterophorus.
African elephant
Loxodonta africana. See elephant.
African farcy
epizootic lymphangitis.
African glanders
see epizootic lymphangitis.
African green monkey
African horse sickness
a highly infectious, fatal disease of horses, donkeys and mules. It is caused by an orbivirus transmitted by mosquitoes and possibly Culicoides sp. The clinical picture includes an acute pulmonary form manifested by dyspnea, cough and profuse nasal discharge, and a subacute, cardiac form in which the principal signs are edema of the head and internally, oral petechiation and esophageal paralysis. The mortality rate is very high.
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African horse sickness, pulmonary form. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
African lion hound
African milk bush
African mouth breeder
African freshwater tropical fish distinguished by their behavior of carrying the fertilized eggs in their mouths. Called also Tilapia macrocephala.
African pig disease
see African swine fever (below).
African pygmy pig
see miniature pig.
African redwood
African rue
see Peganumharmala.
African star grass
African swine fever
a peracute, highly contagious, highly fatal disease of pigs caused by African swine fever virus, previously a member of the family Iridoviridae, now the only member of the genus Asfivirus. The virus is carried by wart hogs in which it produces no disease and is transmitted to European pigs via the tick Ornithodoros moubata porcinus. The disease was originally confined to southern Africa, but is now enzootic in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has spread on occasion to Europe, including Spain, Portugal and Belgium, and also to Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Currently the disease is eradicated from South America and the Caribbean countries but remains on the Iberian peninsula and Sardinia. The disease resembles classical swine fever (hog cholera). Clinically there is high fever, severe depression, purple skin discoloration, incoordination and posterior paresis. Death occurs about 2 days after the first signs of illness. In recent times the proportion of outbreaks which have been mild in severity has increased markedly.
African trypanosomiasis
nagana. See trypanosomiasis.

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Re-emergence of bluetongue, African horse sickness, and other orbivirus diseases.
Phylogenetic analysis of African horse sickness virus segment 10: sequence variation, virulence characteristics and cell exit.
Molecular epidemiology of the African horse sickness virus S10 gene.
Finally, the family Reoviridae contains a variety of animal arbovirus pathogens, including bluetongue virus and African horse sickness virus, both known to be circulating in Europe.
With the advent of African horse sickness, bluetongue, equine influenza etc, and the ever-increasing demand for the reduction in carbon emissions, how long is it going to be before the government imposes measures to combat what it would see as an equivalent of equine foot and mouth?
SOUTH AFRICA'S battle to change international bloodstock restrictions imposed around the threat - perceived or real - of the deadly disease African Horse Sickness will be won by cooperation and scientific research, according to Peter Gibson, chief executive of the umbrella body Racing South Africa.
PLANS to bring top South African filly Sun Classique to Britain to be trained by Ed Dunlop have had to be postponed because of concerns over the deadly African Horse Sickness.
Since the squad has been quartered in Dubai for the winter, they are not affected by concerns over the deadly African horse sickness that were raised by the Horse Trust this week.
THE European Commission has lifted a ban on the direct export of horses from South Africa, introduced in early 2004 after an outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS), for which there is no widely available treatment, in Stellen-bosch in the Western Cape.
We've been a bit quiet for the past fortnight, we've just vaccinated the horses against African Horse Sickness.

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