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Notification

In Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), dourine is notifiable by law under the Infectious Diseases of Horses Order 1987. Under the Order, anyone who owns, manages, inspects or examines a horse, which is affected or is suspected of being affected by the disease must notify the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA). Please see Appendix 1 for APHA contact details. Under the Order, the premises where disease is suspected may be declared to be an infected place and restrictions imposed on horses at those premises. A veterinary enquiry will be carried out by the APHA to determine if dourine is present. The Order also provides Defra with powers to enforce measures for vector control and disinfection.