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SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
 

Summary: SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602 Phone (706) 542-1741
Gary L. Doster, Editor FAX (706) 542-5865
Piroplasmosis in Florida Horses
On August 15, 2008, the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services announced
that a horse in Manatee County had been
diagnosed with equine piroplasmosis (EP).
Equine piroplasmosis is a foreign tick-borne
disease caused by the blood protozoans Babesia
caballi and Theileria equi and affects horses,
donkeys, mules, and zebras. The United States
was declared free of EP in 1988, following its
initial detection in Florida in 1960 and subsequent
eradication via a State-Federal EP control
program that was initiated in 1962. Since August
15, 2008, 25 facilities with horses that were either

  

Source: Altizer, Sonia M.- Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology