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?