Infectuous diseases

Specific, validated information on the epidemiology and manifestation of infectious diseases in donkeys and mules is frequently limited or lacking. Donkey specific differences are discussed where they are supported by evidence or experience both in the notifiable infectious diseases, as included in the OIE's (World Organisation for Animal Health) 2018 list of diseases, and in other infectious diseases. Where a disease is not included, reference should be made to general equine texts and information.

Prevention is an important consideration for infectious diseases in any species and revolves around sound biosecurity principles, early detection and vaccination where available.

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