Piroplasmose TestingTesting method for horses imported into USA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is testing all horses offered for importation, for piroplasmosis by using the ’C-Elisa’ test (replacing the former complement fixation test).
As this test is more sensitive, we strongly recommend that all horses are being pre-tested in the country of origin by using the same C-Elisa test as well. If this testing method is not available in your own country, we suggest to send blood samples to the lab of Dr. Böse in Germany, as they are able to perform the C-Elisa test.
Alternatively, blood samples can also be send on beforehand to the NVSL (Federal lab in USA) for pre-shipment testing.
Any horses that are being refused entry into the US due to a positive C-Elisa test for piroplasmosis will be refused entry and shipped back to the country of origin at the responsibility and expenses of the consignor!
Should you wish any more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
An article by Kathy Carter for International Horse Magazine
Melanie Huggett from HORSEjournals.com interviewed Kenneth Serrien, owner of Overseas Horse Services (OHS).
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