Piroplasmosis: Texas Horse Owners Urged to Check Regulations Before Hauling

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 mid-October.

Equine piroplasmosis can be carried and transmitted by as many as 15 species of ticks. Although ticks have been collected from the

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