This year we have seen the introduction of African horse sickness, a high impact contagious disease of equines into Thailand. The event has highlighted the important and diverse role equines play across our region. In this special equine edition of the RAWS newsletter we have a chance to examine and reflect on equines in our region and the unique relationships we have with them as work animals, athletes, pets, livestock or other. These stories show the importance of the veterinary services working with owners for the welfare and health of equines across the region.
The newsletter was edited and published by the OIE regional representation for Asia and the Pacific in the capacity as secretariat for the Regional Animal Welfare Strategy (RAWS).
For more information about the RAWS and other OIE animal welfare activities in Asia and the Pacific follow the link.