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


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.

According... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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