Piroplasmosis

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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

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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

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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

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Research in Horses Shows Parasite that Causes Babesiosis Can Be Eliminated

August 07, 2009

Many countries in the world outside of the United States are home to the parasite Babesia caballi, which can cause illness or death in horses. Some infected horses might recover and become inapparent carriers of the parasite.

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Third Piroplasmosis Horse Reported Missing

July 27, 2009

A third horse that tested positive for equine piroplasmosis was illegally removed from quarantine in June, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by John Clifford,... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Horses Remain Missing, Canada Adds Equine Import Requirements

June 30, 2009

The two horses removed from piroplasmosis quarantine in Missouri on June 17 had not been located as of June 30, said Tim Cordes, DVM, senior USDA staff veterinarian for Equine Programs and national coordinator for Equine Diseases. Multiple... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Horses Removed from Quarantine

June 19, 2009

Two horses positive for equine piroplasmosis were removed from a quarantined stable in Raytown, Mo., Wednesday night, according to reports published in The Kansas City... Read More

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MDA Statement on Missing Piroplasmosis Horses

June 19, 2009

The following is a statement released by the Missouri Department of Agriculture June 18:

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has announced that two quarantined horses that tested positive for equine piroplasmosis are missing from ... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in Missouri

June 12, 2009

A 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Jackson County, Mo., is positive for equine piroplasmosis, according to a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by John Clifford, DVM,... Read More

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Final Florida Piroplasmosis Quarantine Lifted

February 24, 2009

The last premises determined to have had horses infected with equine piroplasmosis (EP) was released from state quarantine Feb. 12, according to a... Read More

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WEG Equine Piroplasmosis Protocol Released

December 12, 2008

After years in development, a plan that allows horses positive for equine piroplasmosis to enter the United States in order to compete in the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games was recently presented to the Fédération Equestre Internationale... Read More

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Two Piroplasmosis Quarantines Remain in Florida

December 03, 2008

Florida agriculture officials have released two more properties from equine piroplasmosis quarantine, according to a statement released on the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) Web site. Two properties remain under... Read More

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Florida Piroplasmosis Investigation Wraps Up; Positive Horses Removed

November 06, 2008

According to a Nov. 5 statement released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, none of the horses that tested positive for piroplasmosis during a recent investigation remain on Florida properties. Six quarantines remain... Read More

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Florida Piroplasmosis: Canada Changes Horse Import Rules

October 13, 2008

Florida agriculture officials are continuing to investigate cases of equine piroplasmosis in the state. According to a statement released Oct. 10 by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS), the source of the infection ha... Read More

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More Farms Released from Piroplasmosis Quarantine

September 29, 2008

Florida agriculture officials are releasing additional farms from equine piroplasmosis quarantine. There are currently 13 premises under state quarantine. One farm still has positive horses on the premises.

At the height of the... Read More

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Seven Premises Released from Piroplasmosis Quarantine

September 22, 2008

Seven of the premises quarantined by Florida officials due to exposure to equine piroplasmosis have been released. Eighteen premises are still under quarantine. Positive horses are currently located at three of these properties, according to a... Read More

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Four Equine Piroplasmosis Quarantines Lifted in Florida

September 17, 2008

Four additional premises in Florida have been released from quarantine as all horses on those premises have tested negative for equine piroplasmosis. There are currently 15 premises still under quarantine. Five of those premises have at... Read More

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Piroplasmosis in Florida: Some Quarantines Lifted

September 12, 2008

Florida agriculture officials have started lifting quarantines at the some of the properties with animals exposed to equine piroplasmosis. Three premises have been released due to negative testing on all horses, leaving 19 under state quarantine... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Update: 20 Positive, Tracing Exposed Horses

September 10, 2008

Florida agriculture officials announced Sept. 8 that 20 horses have been confirmed positive for the foreign animal disease equine piroplasmosis, but even though this might sound... Read More

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20 Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis, Investigation Ongoing

September 09, 2008

Two additional premises exposed to equine piroplasmosis came to light last weekend, according to a statement released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (DOACS). Each property has one horse that tests positive for the... Read More

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18 Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

September 06, 2008

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) stated Sept. 5 that 18 Florida horses have now tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. These horses live on four... Read More

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10 Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

September 04, 2008

The investigation into equine piroplasmosis conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) in conjunction with the USDA has now turned up 10 horses positive for the disease. These horses live on three properties... Read More

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Two More Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

September 01, 2008

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' investigation into equine piroplamosis has uncovered two additional positive animals in Polk County. These two cases bring the number of positive horses to eight. These cases... Read More

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Officials Test More Than 90 Florida Horses for Piroplasmosis

August 29, 2008

The investigation into equine piroplasmosis in Florida is ongoing. The state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a statement Aug. 28 indicating that 11... Read More