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  1. Horse Health
    My 8 yr old horse's symptoms are: face twitching, penis dropping when not urinating and unexplained spooking. He showed no ataxia. My horse was practically bomb proof, he would be the one to help along any scared horse, we would race barrels etc at rodeo's, trail ride by our selves, do parades...
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    After 30 years an equine trainer and facility owner who later started a nuisance wildlife control company, I'd like to elaborate on EPM concerns and solutions, if I may share a blog post. I stumbled on an old post where someone had posted educational facts about opossums...
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    I have a 5 yo gelding who began treatment for EPM 2/17 (oroquin 10 day treatment). Immediately followed with 60 days decoquinate powder. I now believe he had very subtle symptoms when I bought him in the spring last year. However, after Christmas he became ill with unexplained fever (per the...
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    My gelding has recently developed neurological symptoms. The vet suspects EPM. We should have the test results soon. My vet seems less than hopeful that Sunny will get any better. He is severely ataxic(drunk acting) but still seems alert and comfortable. He hasn't lost any weight and still acts...
  5. Horse Health
    The best outcome for a horse with EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis) is a rapid diagnosis. The owner has to be aware of the symptoms to make a call to the vet. Owner education is the key. I'm asking you to take one minute to nominate the blog for an Equestrian Social Media Award, nominate...
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    This webinar is geared toward veterinarians, but anyone can sign up and it is free. It will be technical in nature. There is a better test available for antibodies to the protozoa that causes EPM, and there has been a drug trial running since May. Please pass the link on to your veterinarian...
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    There is a new antibody test for EPM-Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis. The Peptide ELISA (otherwise known as the Sn SAG1-5-6 ELISA) identifies 100% of the strains of Sarcocystis neurona (a protozoa). This test does not have the problems of cross-reaction like the IFAT and the Western Blot...
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    First, the vet is supposed to be out today sometime (hopefully) - but I still would like some second opinions or to hear anyone's experiences This is prob going to get a bit long, sorry Anywho, my friend called me on Saturday night, kind of worried, because her mare just wasn't normal. She...
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    Hi everyone! Okay so, I have a Thoroughbred. He's officially mine a week today! I adopted him from the local equine rescue. He's an off-tracker, and he's 7 (8 on St. Paddy's day). When I first met him, I was told that he was unrideable due to an old injury. They weren't sure of the...
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    My horse was diagnosed with EPM over a month ago, and has been on treatment since then. In about another week the vet said I could start gently riding (working) him again. I'm worried about how he was affected by this, and how that will impact him while I'm in the saddle. And what the possible...
  11. Epm

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    EQUINE PROTOZOAL MYELOENCEPHALITIS I wonder, has anyone suspected or been given a diagnosis of this disease with you horse? What were the symptoms you had seen, how old was your horse, and what outcome have you had? I ask as, I hopefully will not be dealing with this....but I'd like to...
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    So we had a vet come out today to look at my horse Rebel. He has slowly been losing weight and limping on his left front. They blocked his hoof and then the joint above that, and nothing really happened. Then they blindfolded him, and when he walked he would strut his legs out way infront of...
  13. Horse Health
    Research shows that early diagnosis and treatment of EPM results in a much higher chance of full recovery. Identifying it early requires a knowledgeable owner. In just 30 minutes of reading on prevention and symptoms, an owner can help put their horse into those better statistics...
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