Piroplasmosis

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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

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Vet Preparations in Progress for World Equestrian Games

August 26, 2008

While the attention of most equine enthusiasts was turned to Hong Kong for the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, preparations were well under way for the next major international equine competition: the 2010 Alltech FEI... Read More

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No New Piroplasmosis Cases, Canada Bans Horses from Affected County

August 25, 2008

The Florida State Veterinarian's Office is continuing to investigate the equine piroplasmosis (EP) case in Manatee County. While Tropical Storm Fay delayed some investigation efforts,... Read More

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Horse on Contact Premises Positive for Piroplasmosis

August 25, 2008

According to an Aug. 25 statement from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS), a horse on a second property has tested positive for equine piroplasmosis.

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner... Read More

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Foreign Disease Equine Piroplasmosis Found in Five Florida Horses

August 20, 2008

Equine piroplasmosis was eradicated officially from Florida (and, thereby, the United States) in 1988. So it came as a shock to many people in the equine industry to hear that a horse in Florida was confirmed positive for the disease last week.... Read More

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Four More Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

August 19, 2008

From a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry release:

Testing performed on samples from horses on the index premises in Manatee County, Fla., have indicated that four additional horses... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Case in Florida

August 18, 2008

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced Aug. 15 that a horse in Manatee County, Fla., has been diagnosed with Read More

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'Fever Ticks' Spreading Across Texas Could Have Equine Impact

July 11, 2008

Veterinarians from the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are worried because fever ticks (Boophilus microplus) capable of carrying and transmitting deadly cattle "tick fever" protozoans Babesia bigemina or Babesia bovis,... Read More

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Cardiac Arrhythmias and Piroplasmosis

September 30, 2006

Italian researchers have documented a rare case of cardiac arrhythmia in a horse with piroplasmosis. While it had been noted in other domestic animal species, equine cardiac dysfunction associated with piroplasmosis had not appeared in the... Read More

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AAEP 2004:Infectious Diseases Forum

February 07, 2005

Veterinarians swapped ideas on hot topics in the realm of equine infectious disease in the Infectious Disease Forum at the 2004 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 3-8 in Denver, Colo. Steve Conboy, DVM, a private... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Testing

February 01, 2005

Piroplasmosis is an infectious, tick-borne disease caused by one of two parasites, Babesia equi or Babesia caballi, which attack and destroy red blood cells in horses. The mortality rate can be as high as 20% among susceptible... Read More

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USDA Instituting New Blood Test for Equine Piroplasmosis

January 19, 2004

Effective Feb. 1, 2004, the USDA will institute a new blood test for determining the equine piroplasmosis status of horses upon entry into the United States.

The competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CELISA) is more sensitive... Read More

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AAEP 2002: Infectious Diseases Subdued, Not Eradicated

February 21, 2003

In discussing anthrax, screwworms, and piroplasmosis, Irby said that the three disease are related in that each "can affect equids, has the potential to devastate domestic livestock, is present in many foreign countries, and may... Read More

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USDA Exempts Iceland from Horse Testing Regulation

November 20, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a final rule earlier this month that amends the regulations to exempt horses from Iceland from testing for dourine, glanders, equine piroplasmosis, and... Read More

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Messages

October 18, 2001

There are three very important topics that need to be covered this month, all of which have to do with horses, horse owners, and horse health. And all have to do with communication and the importance of making sure that the message you want sent... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: First Step On A Long Road

October 16, 2001

I'm not happy, but I am satisfied. I'm not happy because I still think there are more questions than answers about letting horses positive for piroplasmosis enter the United States and compete in the Olympics. I'm not happy because I think this... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Scientific Information Needed

October 16, 2001

Don't you just hate people who complain all the time and aren't willing to do something about the problem? Me, too. I have been harping on piroplasmosis in this column for the last two months, and we've been covering the controversy stirred up b... Read More

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Oversight and Interaction

October 16, 2001

The policies are stringent. A hard line seems to have been drawn. Responsibilities have been assigned. Excruciating details have been put forth. Now the big questions is: Who?

Georgia and the USDA decided to grant waivers to allow... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: The Olympic Question

October 15, 2001

(The following information was presented by Lee Brooks, DVM, the state veterinarian for Georgia, at the American Horse Council's Horse Health Committee meeting. Following this information is a summary from Georgia and the USDA giving... Read More

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Wildlife Disease: Contagious Critters

May 01, 2001

Diseases from other animals pose a constant threat to our horses. Disease-causing agents, or pathogens, lurk in local wildlife, fly overhead in birds, and lay in the next field inside cows peacefully chewing their cuds. These disease agents--whether ... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Exempt Iceland From Horse Testing Regulations

April 27, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced April 17 that it is proposing to exempt horses from Iceland from testing for dourine, glanders, equine piroplasmosis, and equine infectious anemia during the quarantine period... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Caught in Australian Quarantine

January 01, 2001

Detection of a horse positive for piroplasmosis caused significant concern at a Victoria, Australia, Quarantine facility in March. The situation made officials thankful that quarantine surveillance methods were already in place—plans which arose... Read More