Montana tightens requirements on horses from Texas

October 26, 2009

Montana has tightened requirements around horses coming from Texas following an outbreak of the tick-borne protozoal disease, equine piroplasmosis.

Thirty-two horses are confirmed as having the disease in an outbreak at a property in Kleberg County.

Montana assistant state veterinarian Jeanne Rankin said horses coming from Texas must have health certificates stating the animals have not originated from any area under quarantine or under investigation for equine piroplasmosis, and there has been no known exposure in the previous 30 days.