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


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


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


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


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


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