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    08-04-2011, 02:09 PM
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Weanling
EPM infection found in the barn

There is a mare in our barn who is exhibiting symptoms of EPM. She is heading to the vet on Friday for testing.

Grain is housed in metal containers with bungeed lids. Hay is fed from racks or nets and is housed in hay rooms with no sign of critter invasion. Stall water is changed daily and the pasture troughs are cleaned monthly or sooner, depending on need.

We are in central Mississippi in a rural setting so the usual suspects of raccoons, possums, skunks and other such mammalia are quite common in the area. I was visited by an hare the other day during a stall cleaning. I don't know which of us was more freaked out by the other's presence.

My question (finally) is in the event Rose (the horse in question) is diagnosed positive for EPM, should all the horses be tested?
     
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    08-04-2011, 02:13 PM
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EPM testing is fairly expensive but you could test for your own piece of mind. How long has Rose been in your barn? I think signs and symptoms don't always show at once. I remember they almost quarentined a barn years ago when 11 horses came down w/ it at once. (they were all fed the same feed from the same silo).
     
    08-04-2011, 02:13 PM
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I learned from a vet that EPM is what most people guess/assume when they see a horse look neurological but frequently what looks like EPM is not. Neurological symptoms can be caused by neck injuries, etc.

If it does end up being EPM I would discuss with the vet the need for testing.
     
    08-04-2011, 02:20 PM
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Last summer one of my horses ran a fever. The vet came out and took blood did a bunch of testing and it came back he was fighting something viral off. After he got over that he acted as though he had some type of neurological issue so we ended up having him tested for EPM and I want to say we spent about $700 on everything. In the end she ended up doing some Chiro to his neck and jaw and the symptoms all went away. So Always has a very valid point....
     
    08-04-2011, 02:44 PM
  #5
Weanling
Rose has been at the barn for years. She exhibited the stumbling, can't find the ground with my hooves gait briefly a couple of months ago. Just in the last week it started again. She will completely loose her balance if you pick up a hoof.

We will hope this is just an healable injury and not EPM.

Thank you all for the input.
     
    08-05-2011, 04:18 PM
  #6
Weanling
Well, it isn't EPM. She is positive for Cushing's Syndrome.

If anybody here has a CS horse and has used chasteberry, I am interested in the results if you care to share them.

Thanks.
     
    08-05-2011, 07:26 PM
  #7
Banned
Cushings, eh? Is the tumor excessively large to be causing neurological symptoms?
     
    08-06-2011, 01:30 AM
  #8
Weanling
That I don't know, bubba. I should see her person tomorrow. I'll try to find out.
     

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