No New Piroplasmosis Cases, Canada Bans Horses from Affected County

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, additional samples were collected and tick inspections performed.

Currently the only premises with evidence of EP is the one index premise in Manatee County. There were no additional clinical cases reported as of Aug. 21.

While no states have restricted movement of Florida horses, Canada has advised the USDA that the country will not accept horses originating from Manatee County, effective immediately. This ban will stay in effect until further notice.

Read more about the cases of EP in Florida.

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