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        03-25-2011, 09:46 PM
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    Here's a really good one:
    EPMhorse ? Home to the latest information about EPM

    More often than not lately she's just been a little "off". It's hard to see when she's just walking but shows up more at a trot or when she's lunged to the right and when I ask her to turn to the right. Crossing that leg over in the turn makes her a little stiffer and slower. She has hoof issues in that foot too, and she banged that leg into the post when she had that odd episode Tuesday. It isn't bad enough to effect her riding, and she lopes just fine, gets her leads, stops good.
    I'm still hesitant to see that she has EPM because I think there were other factors going on to explain the lack of resistance when the vet lifted her tail, and the weakness when she pulled her tail to the side at a trot.
    Every site I found had the examiner doing that at a stand still and a walk, not a trot.
    I'm planning on getting videos tomorrow with hubby's help. I want to do our own neuro test and see if anybody sees the EPM signs that I'm not.
    A second opinion is out of the question now so it's either go ahead and pay $600 for a month of treatment for something she may not even have, or not treat and it'll get worse.

    Good luck with the vet appt.
    Another thing to think about is if the horse has a fever, it probably isn't EPM.
         
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