Equine piroplasmosis

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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. Clinical signs in horses are often non specific and are easily confused with other conditions.
Status in Ireland Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2019
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC
Contact ndcc@agriculture.gov.ie
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/equine-piroplasmosis/