Piroplasmosis Confirmed at New Mexico Training Facility

A private racehorse facility is under quarantine after a single horse there tested positive for equine piroplasmosis.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

A private racehorse training facility in southern New Mexico is under quarantine after a single horse there was confirmed positive for equine piroplasmosis (EP).

The New Mexico Livestock Board imposed the quarantine—no horses in, no horses out—at Jovi Training Stables, in Sunland Park, late Friday (March 18). Equine piroplasmosis is a blood-borne protozoal disease that affects all equine species, but is not transmissible to humans. It is transmitted by ticks, or mechanically via improperly sanitized syringes and the like. Mild forms of EP can appear as weakness and lack of appetite. More severe signs include fever, anemia, weight loss, swelling of the limbs, and labored breathing. Death can occur in some cases.

The disease is unrelated to the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak which recently affected Jovi Training Facilities and other tracks and training facilities in the area.

“It is important to keep in mind that equine piroplasmosis is nowhere near as transmissible as EHV-1,” said Bill Bunce, the executive director of the New Mexico Livestock Board. “Compared to the EHV-1 outbreak, we are looking at a vastly different scenario here

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

Do you use slow feeders or slow feed haynets for your horse? Tell us why or why not.
328 votes · 328 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!