Horse quarantined in Raytown with tick disease

Sunday, June 14, 2009 | 2:52 p.m. CDT; updated 5:20 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 14, 2009

RAYTOWN — State agriculture officials have quarantined a horse in Raytown that has a potentially fatal disease.

The horse stabled at the Raytown facility tested positive for equine piroplasmosis and was admitted to a Kansas animal hospital earlier this month.

Equine piroplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that can be fatal. Officials say it poses no threat to humans.

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