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    04-28-2013, 02:55 PM
Her dad just told me the mare is out and walking around, eating grass and hay and drinking water. She hasn't gone down again (: (:
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    04-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by Aesthetic    
Her dad just told me the mare is out and walking around, eating grass and hay and drinking water. She hasn't gone down again (: (:
Sorry, I'm confused, but I thought her dad had passed away? Isn't that how she got Fudge?

Anyway, I'll keep praying for a full recover!!
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    04-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Originally Posted by OurLizardsHope    
Sorry, I'm confused, but I thought her dad had passed away? Isn't that how she got Fudge?

Anyway, I'll keep praying for a full recover!!
Sorry I should've been clear -stepdad- She's grown to calling him dad, So I guess that's what i've called him. Or I call him by his name. Sorry for that confusion guys.
Thank You! Prayer is much needed!
    05-07-2013, 01:43 AM
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    05-07-2013, 08:26 AM
As an update. The mares results came back negatove for EPM. As of now they have absolutely no idea what she has. She is seemingly getting better, but what was wrong is apparebtly a mystery
    05-07-2013, 10:00 AM
I have first hand experience with EPM and reading through your post, the symptoms, while some are like EPM, don't add up. Unless your friend missed a LOT of signs along the way, EPM does not just go from normal to going down, that quickly. EPM usually starts to present itself as some sort of lameness. You said that the test for EPM came back negative. There is no "EPM test". You can test the blood and the titer count and that will give you an indication as to whether the horse has been exposed to the disease. If a blood test came back negative, that is truly a wonderful and rare thing as most horses will show positive even if they do not have the disease.

It sounds like they have now ruled out EPM and I do not know why this vet suspected EPM. I am sure there is lots that you can not clearly communicate in writing, but he may have wasted precious time when, from what I was reading did not indicate EPM, unless your friend missed a lot of warning sighs to begin with.
I hope that they are able to pinpoint what is causing this and I pray that your friend's horse has a full recovery. Please keep us posted.
    05-07-2013, 10:11 AM
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EPM doesn't just appear over a week, it takes months...
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    05-07-2013, 01:33 PM
She has been tested for all viral infection. EPM, and I am not sure. She is negative for everything. They thought EPM because that's all that was left. And as for symptoms I didnt hear the story until they took her to the vet.

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