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Frontiers of disease: human desire and environmental realities in the rearing of horses in nineteenth and twentieth-century South Africa

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Horses have played an important economic, military and cultural role in South African history. However, disease has always posed a threat to their survival. Horsesickness, a viral infection transmitted by midges from the genus culicoides, is endemic in much of the country but has historically assumed epizootic proportions in certain years. In the lowveld and Zululand nagana (trypanosomosis), spread by tsetse flies, has killed both horses and cattle and affected the distribut...

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Published
Peer review status:
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10.1080/17532520802249449

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Medicine
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
African Historical Review Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
30-57
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1753-2531
ISSN:
1753-2523
URN:
uuid:9ca9dabe-dc15-4d70-88e5-2c0ba7044a48
Local pid:
ora:3853

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