Dealing with Ticks

Ticks are not only unsightly, they also can transmit infectious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and piroplasmosis to horses. Severe infestations can cause skin irritations and even anemia (a decrease of healthy red blood cells).

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Negative Piroplasmosis Test Required for AQHA World Show

All horses competing at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show will now be required to test negative for the tick-borne disease equine piroplasmosis (EP) before being allowed to enter the show grounds. The mandate comes following a

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In-Depth: Equine Piroplasmosis (AAEP 2010)

What horse owners need to know about piroplasmosis in horses, from Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz of Colorado State University. (Presented at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention)

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Equine Piroplasmosis Testing Offered in Kentucky

After passing a rigorous proficiency testing program, the UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratory to begin testing horses for Equine Piroplasmosis.

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Piroplasmosis to be Discussed in WSU Innovators Lecture

A potentially deadly equine disease rarely seen in the United States poses a serious new threat to the multibillion dollar horse industry. Equine piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease prevalent in about three-quarters of the world, now infects hu

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