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Travel Sickness

January 2015 by Dr Tori McGuire, BVSc (Hons), MACVSc

Moving horses interstate and internationally is a common occurrence in the equine industry. A disease associated with long distance movement is called Travel Sickness, also known as Shipping Fever or Pleuropneumonia. A respiratory disease of the lung tissue and pleural cavity (the space adjacent to the lungs in the chest), Pleuropneumonia has been a well recognised condition since the early 20th Century.