Identification of environmental factors affecting the prevalence of insect bite hypersensitivity in Shetland ponies and Friesian horses in The Netherlands.

@article{Grevenhof2007IdentificationOE,
  title={Identification of environmental factors affecting the prevalence of insect bite hypersensitivity in Shetland ponies and Friesian horses in The Netherlands.},
  author={Elizabeth M van Grevenhof and Bart Ducro and Henri C. M. Heuven and Piter Bijma},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          69-73
        }
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY It is expected that climate and habitat factors influence the prevalence of culicoides and, therefore, the prevalence of insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH), but very little is described in the literature to prove the association of these factors. Prevalence varies widely from 3% in certain areas of Great Britain to 60% in certain parts of Australia. OBJECTIVES To describe the influence of environmental factors on the prevalence of IBH in Shetland ponies and… CONTINUE READING
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