Having commenced operations in 2018 SA Equine Health & Protocols NPC (SAEHP) is an NPC formed to ensure the sustainability and security of the African Horse Sickness control zones through various risk mitigation measures and controls.
SAEHP implements and maintains these measures under the authority of the South African National Director of Animal Health. SAEHP operates in a public/private partnership with the South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the Western Cape Department of Veterinary Services (WCVS).
SAEHP also collaborates with DALRRD and the DTIC (Department of Trade, Industry and Competition) to negotiate the reimplementation of direct exports based on EU protocol principles to the EU and the UK and other potential trade partner countries.
Primarily to coordinate the successful negotiation of direct exports based on existing EU protocols. Future trade protocols will be developed based on OIE lockdown quarantine prinicples, as proven possible in the risk assessment study conducted by AusVet.
To maintain the actions taken to address the shortcomings of the 2013 EU Audit, which found that South Africa was not able to ensure the absence of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the controlled zone. Until this was resolved, direct exports to the EU could not recommence.
To coordinate and facilitate a united focus and drive towards these goals with one national strategy and voice.
The myHorse system maintains matters realted to equine health and is managed by SAEHP. Basic information on how to move a horse is available in the MOVING MY HORSE which includes the risk status of teh coutry that is currently impacting movement. The INFOGRAPHICS tab provides schematic information on health and control related matters including the overarching requirements regarding equine movement in South Africa and the use of AHS vaccine in the AHS controlled area. We generate a number of REPORTS that provide an overview of our various vaccination, movement and surveillance control measures. For clients and veterinarians that require forms or links to our various platforms please go to the FORMS tab. Equine health controls change throughout the year depending on season and risk. All notifications on current status are available HERE. Contact details for various control points are available in the CONTACTS tab and more information on our team is available in the about us section. The ADMIN section is password protected and used for our staff to access the system.
|Application or Query type||Email link|
|Applications to move equids into and within the AHS controlled area and any equine movement related enquiries||move|
|Applications to vaccinate equines against AHS in the AHS controlled area and any vaccination in the AHS controlled area enquiries||vaccinate|
|Information about the identification of horses||identification|
|Pre-notification of movement (vets only)||prenote|
|AHS case reporting or information on sample collection for AHS confirmation and testing please contact your local state veterinarian and/or SAEHP||sampling/cases|
|Zebra related queries - regarding the registration of properties in terms of the Animal Diseases Act 1984 (Act no 35 of 1984) for the keeping of zebra or for movement of zebra within and into the AHS controlled area||zebra|
|To report a transgression within the AHS controlled area relating to illegal movement, vaccination or any other equid related law enforcement matter within or relating to the AHS controlled area||regulate|
SAEHP is a team of management, adminstrative, veterinary and para-veterinary personnel that works in a public private partnership with the Western Cape and National Veterinary Services.