equine piroplasmosis

noun

Medical Definition of equine piroplasmosis 

: a babesiosis that affects horses and related equines (as mules, donkeys, and zebras), is caused by two protozoans of the genus Babesia (B. caballi and B. equi) which parasitize red blood cells, is transmitted by ticks and especially the tropical horse tick, and is characterized by variable clinical signs associated with destruction of red blood cells and including especially fever, anemia, weakness, icterus, and sometimes hemoglobinuria and edema just below the skin around the head

called also equine babesiosis

Learn More about equine piroplasmosis

Share equine piroplasmosis

Comments on equine piroplasmosis

What made you want to look up equine piroplasmosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!