Piroplasmosis

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Piroplasmosis: Cayenne Tick Ruled Out as T. equi Vector

June 01, 2011

A team of researchers from Brazil recently determined that the Cayenne tick, which frequents the southern U.S.... Read More

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Dealing with Ticks

April 12, 2011

Ticks are not only unsightly, they also can transmit infectious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and piroplasmosis to horses. Severe infestations can cause skin irritations and even anemia (a decrease of healthy red blood cells).... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

April 06, 2011

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis, Guttural Pouch Infection, Miscellaneous Topics

March 17, 2011

Topics at the 2010 AAEP Convention included piroplasmosis in horses and guttural pouch infection in foals.... Read More

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Negative Piroplasmosis Test Required for AQHA World Show

March 08, 2011

All horses competing at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show will now be required to test negative for the tick-borne disease equine piroplasmosis (EP) before being allowed to enter the show grounds. The mandate comes following a ... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Medicine Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 16, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine veterinary internal medicine for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., deemed the most important ... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis: An In-Depth Review (AAEP 2010)

January 07, 2011

Equine piroplasmosis, classified as a foreign animal disease, has made several appearances in the U.S. lately ... Read More

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Keeneland Waives Piroplasmosis Testing Requirement

December 29, 2010

Keeneland buyers and consigners should note that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement for equine piroplasmosis testing for horses entered in Keeneland's 2011 January horses of all ages sale.
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In-Depth: Equine Piroplasmosis (AAEP 2010)

December 14, 2010

What horse owners need to know about piroplasmosis, from Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz of Colorado State University.... Read More

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Kentucky to Require Piroplasmosis Testing

December 06, 2010

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has issued a letter stating that, effective Jan. 1, 2011, any horse shipping to a racetrack in the state must have a certificate showing it is negative for equine piroplasmosis. ... Read More

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Tampa Bay Downs Mandates Piroplasmosis Testing

November 10, 2010

All horses staying or racing at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., during the 2010-2011 racing season will be required to test negative for equine piroplasmosis (EP) before admission to track stabling.... Read More

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USDA Releases Equine Piroplasmosis Literature Review

November 03, 2010

Concerns about equine piroplasmosis (EP), a blood-borne disease considered to be foreign to the United States, have prompted educational efforts to inform veterinarians and horse owners about the disease.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Texas Outbreak Reaches 409

October 21, 2010

As of Oct. 8 more than 2,300 horses associated with the Kleberg County, Texas, piroplasmosis outbreak have been tested for the disease, and 409 have turned up positive--only one more since the previous report from the USDA ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Calder Race Course Lifts Restrictions

October 18, 2010

Calder Casino & Race Course said Oct. 16 that it has lifted racing and training restrictions on horses stabled at the Racetrack Training Center, which is adjacent to Calder's stables. The 78 horses at that training center are... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: World Equestrian Games Horse Care Recording Now Available

September 18, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on World Equestrian Games Horse Care, held on Sept. 8, is now available for listening on demand. Scores of questions on transportation of World Equestrian Games equine athletes, nutrition, pain management, and ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Suspected in Calder Race Course Quarantine

September 14, 2010

Calder Casino & Race Course, in Miami Gardens, Fla., placed racing and training restrictions on horses in one of its barns and in an adjacent training center while those horses are being tested for a tick-borne blood disease that is non-con... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Searching for Answers in Europe

September 02, 2010

The number of piroplasmosis-positive horses imported from Europe varies considerably from one country to another, according to new findings by Swiss researchers. With piroplasmosis steadily creeping across the globe in the 21st centu... Read More

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WEG: Safeguards for International Shipment of Horses

August 28, 2010

Planning a trip abroad? Grab your passport, buy a ticket, and pack your bags. Whoa--not if you are a horse. Whenever a horse crosses an international border, the country the horse is traveling to require proof that animals will not threaten the heal... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Confirmed in North Carolina

August 18, 2010

North Carolina horse owners are being urged to guard against equine piroplasmosis after 11 horses were confirmed with the infectious disease. The horses were found in four counties: Robeson, Sampson, Harnett, and Wake, and farms are now under q... Read More

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Understanding Piroplasmosis

July 06, 2010

The recent insidious emergence of piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease, is a striking reminder of the vigilance required to remain free of the class of infectious diseases that include persistence in their pathogenesis. Pathogen persistence is t... Read More

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Equine Diseases Get a Closer Look

June 24, 2010

Federal officials are calling for more education, research, and cooperation when it comes to emerging equine diseases. During the June 22 American Horse Council National Issues Forum, a panel discussion on "Emerging Diseases: A ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Prevention: Kentucky Revises Entry Requirements

June 12, 2010

Investigations into the occurrence of equine piroplasmosis, caused by Theileria (babesia) equi, continue and as of June 10 a total of 457 horses have been found positive to T. equi in the United States.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Lone Star Quarantine Ends; Lab Error Cited

June 09, 2010

The quarantine at Lone Star Park in Texas was a false alarm. The quarantine of horses trained by Bret Calhoun, Kevin Favre, and Brian House at Lone Star that was ordered June 4 by the Texas Animal Health Commission was lifted early J... Read More

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Texas Horses Test Positive for Equine Piroplasmosis

June 05, 2010

Two horses at Lone Star Park have tested positive for Equine Piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease caused by parasites that affects horses, donkeys, mules, and zebras. ... Read More