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The reasearch says otherwise. All of the FDA approved EPM drugs fall within the 57% to 60% success rate. The Sulpha/Pyrimeth. combination that was approved as ReBalance has to be given longer, but is still effective. It is available compounded, as ReBalance is off the market. Navigator is no longer available. Diclazuril is available compounded, and is a very close cousin to Marquis, but far cheaper. Baycox, available in Canada, and often used at the tracks in the US, is not legal here.
Treating quickly is important, and Diclazurila and Marquis will act faster on the protozoa than will sulpha/pyrimeth.
LooseWolf, If your horse tests positive for EPM, don't get sucked into alternative medicines to treat EPM. While I use alternative meds for other reasons, they are not effective to kill the EPM protozoa. They can be an effective way to improve a horse's immune system, but not to kill the infection.