Online Lecture – Equine Piroplasmosis: Breaking New Ground on an Old Transboundary Disease


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2 Hours - RACE Accredited

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 07 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 26 January, 2024




Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

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Recorded on: 19th February 2024


Equine Piroplasmosis has been a long-standing and historically important transboundary disease for decades.   However, recent advances in diagnostics, treatment, epidemiology, and genomic analysis have paved the way for a new understanding and management of a very old disease.  This module consisting of an interactive lecture followed by case-discussions delivers historic background and critically important information on the disease with in-depth discussion of the most recent discoveries, including a newly identified organism, a shift in epidemiology and recognized transmission, and breakthroughs in treatment and elimination of the carrier state.

Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey is the National Equine Epidemiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from Texas A&M University.  Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey was in equine private veterinary practice in both Texas and Colorado and has served as an epidemiologist with state and federal animal health agencies since 2004. Her international work includes training veterinarians in epidemiology and animal disease outbreak response techniques in western Africa, Central America, and the Middle East.  In 2016, she was the recipient of the United States Animal Health Association's Federal Partnership award in recognition of her years of collaboration with states, academia, laboratories, and the equine industry.  Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey completed her Masters of Science degree in Veterinary Immunology and Infectious Disease from Washington State University in 2017 and received Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Aluma award in 2022.  Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 30 state, regional, and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.   

Sally DeNotta is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from the rural Oregon coast, she spent time in private practice in Oregon and Colorado before completing an internal medicine residency and PhD at Cornell University. 

She joined the UF faculty in 2018, where her clinical interests include equine infectious disease and clinical neurology. When not in the hospital, she is the UF equine veterinary extension specialist, acting as the liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida horse industry. 

She also currently serves as the Chair of the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee.

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