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


Equine Piroplasmosis Testing Offered in Kentucky

May 27, 2010

After passing a rigorous proficiency testing program, the UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratory to begin testing horses for Equine ... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Testing now Available at Texas Labs

May 15, 2010

The Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratories recently announced that it has received approval from USDA's veterinary services to test for equine piroplasmosis for interstate and intrastate movement.... Read More


Piroplasmosis to be Discussed in WSU Innovators Lecture

March 13, 2010

A potentially deadly equine disease rarely seen in the United States poses a serious new threat to the multibillion dollar horse industry. Equine piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease prevalent in about three-quarters of the world, now infects hu... Read More


The Latest in Equine Veterinary Medicine

March 08, 2010

The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine at the 2009 AAEP Convention included bacteremia in foals.... Read More


Advances in Equine Medicine Discussed at AAEP

February 27, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction... Read More


More Equine Piroplasmosis Cases Reported

February 01, 2010

Animal health authorities have discovered more cases of equine piroplasmosis, including 13 positive horses tested as part of a routine racetrack screening program in New Mexico, and one horse in Texas that was a cohort of a positive trace-out f... Read More


Piroplasmosis Found in New Mexico Horses

December 28, 2009

As part of a racetrack screening program, three New Mexico horses have been identified as carrying Theileria equi, the causative agent for equine piroplasmosis. These infections are noteworthy as these horses are not epidemiologically li... Read More


Kentucky State Vet's Office Prepares for WEG

December 23, 2009

From September 25 through October 10, 2010, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). More than 700 equine athletes representing 60 different countries are expected to be imported in... Read More


Piroplasmosis Video Now Available

December 15, 2009

Wondering about equine piroplasmosis? Peter J. Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, covered the basics of the disease in a new video intervie... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Basics

December 14, 2009

Dr. Peter Timoney covers the basics of equine piroplasmosis. ... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Readers Request More Information

November 25, 2009

More than 500 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you like to know more about Piroplasmosis?"... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Tests Examined in New Study

November 24, 2009

Equine piroplasmosis can be difficult to diagnose due to the variable and non-specific clinical signs exhibited by infected horses. Further complicating testing, false positive and false negative results can occur on common... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Canada Amends Texas Import Requirements

November 23, 2009

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has modified the import requirements to horses to enter Canada from the state of Texas, Equine Canada recently reported. When the most recent outbreak of equine piroplasmosis occurred, the CFIA had... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Florida Restricts Texas Horses

November 20, 2009

Florida has enacted import restrictions on horses from Texas due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson announced.

Nearly 300 Texas horses have... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Found in 11 States

November 16, 2009

Animal health authorities investigating an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis on a South Texas ranch have now located 317 positive horses. These horses include 288 on the index ranch, seven on other premises in Texas, one in Alabama, two in... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in New Jersey

November 11, 2009

Two horses in New Jersey have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. The animals were among four purchased in 2008 from a ranch in South Texas on which 288 horses have now tested positive for the tick-borne... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Texas Horse Owners Urged to Check Regulations Before Hauling

November 04, 2009

A number of U.S. states and Canada have imposed movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas after equine piroplasmosis, a tick-transmitted blood disease of equine animals, was detected in South Texas in... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Kentucky Requires Testing of Texas Horses

October 30, 2009

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Canada Restricts Import of Texas Horses

October 23, 2009

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in Texas, Canada has restricted the import of horses from that state.

The American Horse Council said in a statement that effective October 21, 2009, the USDA will not endorse any... Read More


Officials Release More Details on Texas Equine Piroplasmosis

October 21, 2009

A ranch in Kleberg County, Texas, is under quarantine after a 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare became ill and tested positive for equine piroplasmosis earlier this month. An additional 31 horses on the ranch have also tested positive. Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Reported on Texas Ranch

October 20, 2009

A tick-borne disease known as equine piroplasmosis has been confirmed on a ranch in South Texas. Additional testing is being conducted to determine the extent of infection. Horses on the ranch are quarantined to their premises, and a thorough... Read More


Equine Disease Report: Second Quarter 2009

October 01, 2009

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks.

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was recorded in France, the United States, and the United Kingdom (UK). One case of... Read More


Missouri Equine Piroplasmosis Outbreak 'Resolved' in OIE Report

September 16, 2009

A Sept. 15 report on the cases of equine piroplasmosis earlier this year in Missouri and Kansas declares the outbreak resolved. Three positive horses that were removed from... Read More


Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in Ireland

September 10, 2009

Animal health authorities in Ireland are reporting equine piroplasmosis among Thoroughbred racehorses in County Meath. Nearly 30 animals have tested positive for the disease, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health... Read More