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Title:'The story of a disease': African horsesickness and its direct influence on the necessary development of veterinary science in South Africa c. 1890s-1920s
Author:Vandenbergh, Stefanie
Year:2010
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan (ISSN 0018-229X)
Volume:55
Issue:2
Pages:243-262
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:animal diseases
horses
veterinary medicine
history
1900-1909
1910-1919
Abstract:Veterinary science was underdeveloped in South Africa prior to the early 20th century. Horses were crucial to the country's (economic) development, and therefore the health of these animals became very important to South Africa; any horse disease had a major impact on the country's progress. This paper positions the African horsesickness (AHS) disease within the context of the broader development of veterinary science in South Africa. Covering the period from c. 1890 to the 1920s, it illustrates the initial awareness of the disease; the strategies originally developed to combat it; the consequences of and the reaction to AHS; and the history of veterinary science in South Africa. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans [ASC Leiden abstract]
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