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post #51 of 54 Old 11-21-2009, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I was just thinking. My friend had told me about this thing that a college in our state, OSU (Oklahoma State University), does. They use your horse for their classes, and they run tests and stuff for free. Then after they are done you get your horse back. Now I'm not %100 sure if she had her info right. But, how do you go about doing that? And what if it wasn't EPM? What diseases are easily confused with it?

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post #52 of 54 Old 11-21-2009, 01:20 PM
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You can Google the OSU vet school for a number. Other diseases that look like EPM are listed on www.EPMhorse.org Diagnosis pages. Please read throuh the pages, they may answer many of your questions, and make you better prepared to discuss things with both your vet and OSU. EPM is not a disease for non-reading owners. It takes a lot of research and time.
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post #53 of 54 Old 11-21-2009, 03:31 PM
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Universities may actually look for horses with specific conditions for studies, but they don't give away free services on a day-to-day basis. You can have your horse examined and treated at veterinary teaching hospitals where students will be involved in the examination, diagnosis and treatment, but you still have to pay for the services. However, the cost at a teaching hospital may be quite reasonable.

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post #54 of 54 Old 11-22-2009, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87 View Post
And what if it wasn't EPM? What diseases are easily confused with it?
I forget everything my vet looked at, but here are a few of the things I remember he was working to rule out while we waited for the EPM test results:

WNV, Wobblers, Lyme Disease, Braken Fern poisoning (and a few other plants we looked in the pasture & hay for), selenium deficiency, back injury, EPSM (PSSM), etc.

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