Keeneland Waives Piroplasmosis Testing Requirement

December 29, 2010

Keeneland buyers and consigners should note that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement for equine piroplasmosis testing for horses entered in Keeneland's 2011 January horses of all ages sale.
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In-Depth: Equine Piroplasmosis (AAEP 2010)

December 14, 2010

What horse owners need to know about piroplasmosis, from Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz of Colorado State University.... Read More


Kentucky to Require Piroplasmosis Testing

December 06, 2010

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has issued a letter stating that, effective Jan. 1, 2011, any horse shipping to a racetrack in the state must have a certificate showing it is negative for equine piroplasmosis. ... Read More


Tampa Bay Downs Mandates Piroplasmosis Testing

November 10, 2010

All horses staying or racing at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., during the 2010-2011 racing season will be required to test negative for equine piroplasmosis (EP) before admission to track stabling.... Read More


USDA Releases Equine Piroplasmosis Literature Review

November 03, 2010

Concerns about equine piroplasmosis (EP), a blood-borne disease considered to be foreign to the United States, have prompted educational efforts to inform veterinarians and horse owners about the disease.... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Texas Outbreak Reaches 409

October 21, 2010

As of Oct. 8 more than 2,300 horses associated with the Kleberg County, Texas, piroplasmosis outbreak have been tested for the disease, and 409 have turned up positive--only one more since the previous report from the USDA ... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Calder Race Course Lifts Restrictions

October 18, 2010

Calder Casino & Race Course said Oct. 16 that it has lifted racing and training restrictions on horses stabled at the Racetrack Training Center, which is adjacent to Calder's stables. The 78 horses at that training center are... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: World Equestrian Games Horse Care Recording Now Available

September 18, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on World Equestrian Games Horse Care, held on Sept. 8, is now available for listening on demand. Scores of questions on transportation of World Equestrian Games equine athletes, nutrition, pain management, and ... Read More


Piroplasmosis Suspected in Calder Race Course Quarantine

September 14, 2010

Calder Casino & Race Course, in Miami Gardens, Fla., placed racing and training restrictions on horses in one of its barns and in an adjacent training center while those horses are being tested for a tick-borne blood disease that is non-con... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Searching for Answers in Europe

September 02, 2010

The number of piroplasmosis-positive horses imported from Europe varies considerably from one country to another, according to new findings by Swiss researchers. With piroplasmosis steadily creeping across the globe in the 21st centu... Read More


WEG: Safeguards for International Shipment of Horses

August 28, 2010

Planning a trip abroad? Grab your passport, buy a ticket, and pack your bags. Whoa--not if you are a horse. Whenever a horse crosses an international border, the country the horse is traveling to require proof that animals will not threaten the heal... Read More


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