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At the January 13, 2011 quarterly board meeting, members of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health voted to approve an emergency rule to require testing of horses for equine piroplasmosis before they can enter a premise where a Thoroughbred or quarter horse race meet is being held. BOAH board members voted to extend the emergency rule an additional 90 days at the April 14 quarterly board meeting. The second emergency rule will last through the end of August. At that time, the permanent rule regarding piroplasmosis testing should take effect.
The emergency rule is effective March 1, 2011.
The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University is testing for piroplasmosis. Veterinarians should complete Purdue ADDL's CF.369 Regular Submission Form for this test before sending the samples to Purdue ADDL.
Questions about the equine piroplasmosis testing requirement can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.