American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See babesiosis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general name, in human and comparative medicine, for infections of the red blood-corpuscles by parasitic protozoa of the genus Piroplasma. These diseases are characterized in general by fever, sudden and very extensive reduction in the red blood-corpuscles, thin watery blood, hematuria, thickened bile, and emaciation. A number of animals are affected at the same time. The infection is spread by means of ticks (Ixodidæ). Sometimes
- n. Proposed by Wilson and Chowning (1904) as a technical name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever of man, under the supposition that it was caused by a parasite classified as Piroplasma hominis.
- n. babesiosis
“Many other diseases may attack cattle, such as piroplasmosis”
“Other Diseases - Among the epizootic diseases, rinderpest and piroplasmosis seem to affect buffaloes as much as cattle.”
“They spread fevers, typhus, brucellosis and piroplasmosis.”
“Notes on parasitic Protozoa, tropical diseases, ticks, piroplasmosis, etc. DANIELS, C.W. Persistence of the Tropical Diseases of Man Due to”
“The US horse industry has faced recent outbreaks including contagious equine metritis, equine piroplasmosis, vesicular stomatitis and equine herpesvirus.”
“The quarantine of horses trained by Bret Calhoun, Kevin Favre, and Brian House at Lone Star that was ordered June 4 by the Texas Animal Health Commission was lifted early June 5 after an error was found in the reporting of the original laboratory results that indicated two horses stabled at the track, and a third that recently shipped out to New Mexico, had tested positive for equine piroplasmosis.”
“According to a report of the State Committee for Veterinary Medicine, the ban was introduced on June 11 in response to an outbreak of piroplasmosis disease in the United States, and an outbreak of Venezuelan encephalomyelitis in Panama.”
“Eleven horses in North Carolina have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis, an animal disease the U.S. was free of for 20 years.”
“The New Mexico Livestock Board has barred the import of horses from Texas counties that have confirmed cases of equine piroplasmosis.”
“They check for equine piroplasmosis, equine infectious anaemia (EIA) and equine viral arteritis (EVA) before allowing the donkeys to mix with existing residents.”
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