Piroplasmosis: Readers Request More Information

More than 500 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you like to know more about Piroplasmosis?"

results of poll on piroplasmosis

Results were as follows: 

  • Yes, through in-depth articles 63.22% (318)
  • Yes, through a fact sheet 53.88% (271
  • Yes, through videos or a Webinar 13.52% (68)
  • No, I feel like I understand the issue 3.18% (16)

(Multiple selections allowed)

Readers shared what they would like to learn about piroplasmosis in the comments below. See our current collection of articles on the disease.

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  • The disease spreading and becoming an epidemic.
  • MANY horses travel across state lines without proper papers or compliance with travel bans.Spread?
  • Recently just adopted horse from TX now scared!
  • limited interstate transportation
  • one of our georgia horses has been exposed to it
  • how fast it spreads
  • symtoms
  • fundraising
  • How did this occur in Kleberg, County, Texas. Why hasn't the ranch been named?
  • We have racehorses and live in Texas and will be racing in Houston this winter
  • having lost my old horse of 21 years after post op surgery
  • we live in TN and have 5 horses & 1 on the way
  • What happened to the positive horses removed illegally from stable in FL? Is spread being prevented
  • what can I do to protect my horses
  • how can i prevent my horses from contracting it
  • What symtoms to look for, how testing is done and where.
  • We in NH have many different kinds of ticks and I am concerned!!! Please tell me as much as you can
  • The more information the better!
  • never heard of it utill now.
  • lots of ticks in my area
  • Prevention. I'm 45 min from Kingsville TX, need tick eradication, etc.
  • Knowing what the signs are in case my horse gets it, treatment options and survival rate
  • geographical distribution in Central America/prevalence in this region
  • We are damaging the horses natural immune system by too many vaccines!
  • Plus would like info from my statse about location of reported positive horse!
  • That I might buy a horse from someone that has it.
  • just more knowledge about it
  • I live in UK how did Irish outbreak start can UK ticks carry this disease
  • people moving horses around that are infected and endangering other horses
  • what research is being done to prevent a large outbreak?
  • how contagious is it?
  • How is it contracted?
  • Is it possible that it can be transferred from horse to person
  • I am concerned that the problem cannot be irradicated
  • threat of transmission
  • Best solutions should my horses be bitten
  • cant have too much info
  • my horse has haad erlichiosis - we have ticks.
  • my own animals catching it...
  • need to know the correct source. more than likely not restricted to imported horses. Travelers ?
  • Oh sure, let's add another tick disease to Lyme and erlichea.
  • I enjoy knowledge !! I desire to know the possibility of my horses contracting the disease.....
  • educational articles are always great
  • How does Piroplasmosis affect horses?
  • Owning horses in southeast TX
  • Especially since I'll be moving to Texas in a few years.
  • That there is now one in MN and one in WI
  • Please specify treatment and solutions
  • It is getting a bit too close to this state, AZ
  • symptoms
  • Is Florida restricting horses from Texas
  • how to protect my horses

About the Author

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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