Equine piroplasmosis

Last Modified: Thu, 23 May 2019 13:06:50 IST
Disease name Equine piroplasmosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Equidae
Description Equine piroplasmosis is a tick-borne protozoal disease of horses, mules, donkeys and zebra. The aetiological agents are blood parasites named Theileria equi and Babesia caballi.
Status in Ireland Isolated case in imported mare and her foal in 2019. Mare was returned to country of origin within two months, and epidemiological investigation confirmed no disease spread. No previous cases since 2009.
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2019
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC and Border Inspection Posts
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/