Equine Piroplasmosis

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Susan Ellis, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Equine Piroplasmosis is a protozoal blood parasite disease of equines such as horses, donkeys, mules and zebras. The parasites are usually transmitted by ticks that feed on equines, but can also be spread from animal-to-animal by the transfer of blood in contaminated needles and syringes. The parasites that cause Equine Piroplasmosis are Theileria equi (formerly Babesia equi) and Babesia

What diseases of horses are reportable?

According to the USDA’s National Animal Health Reporting System (www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/disease_status.htm#equine) the following horse diseases are reportable to state and/or federal animal health authorities. Individual states may require additional diseases to be reported and additional diseases may be added to this list at any time.
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS)
African horse sickness
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Echinococcosis / hydatidosis
New World screwworm (Chrysomyia hominivorax)
Old World screwworm (Chrysomyia bezziana)
Trichinellosis (Trichinela spiralis)
Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis)
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperadum)
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