The EGS Surveillance Scheme is very keen to hear of any grass sickness cases that you have encountered and we have online case questionnaires available for you to report any EGS cases directly to us. Alternatively, if you would prefer to complete a postal questionnaire, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (or alternative contact details above) and we will send you a copy of the questionnaire.
The case-report Questionnaire should be completed for one horse only; therefore all new cases need to be filled in on separate forms if you have more than one EGS case to report to us.
Although we mainly wish to collect data from the year 2000 onwards, if you know of any cases before this date then we would still appreciate you reporting them to us.
What can I do about EGS on my premises?
Equine Grass Sickness is known to recur on previously affected premises, especially if cases occurred in the previous 2 years. Minimisation of previously identified risk-factors may help to reduce the likelihood of development of further cases. These risk factors include: full-time grazing, recent movement to new pastures (especially within the last 2 weeks), younger horses, spring-time and pasture disturbances. Unfortunately as we do not know at present what causes EGS there are no reliable prevention strategies.