Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a progressive and potentially fatal neurologic disease in horses caused by protozoal microorganisms, most commonly S. neurona. Sponsored by Marquis.
A veterinarian explains why antiprotozoals are unlikely to cause resistance among the protozoan parasites that cause EPM in horses.
Pathologists detected S. neurona DNA in preserved tissue from horses with acute and chronic neurologic disease, with and without EPM treatment history.
Once-weekly Protazil administration achieved steady-state plasma concentrations known to inhibit S. neurona, which causes EPM in horses.
Performing a serum:cerebrospinal fluid titer ratio to confirm/rule out EPM in horses (versus treating without that test) substantially decreased cost for the owner.
Determining a horse’s cause of neck pain can help ensure he receives the correct treatment.
Dr. Lutz Goehring weighs in on what researchers have learned about equine herpesvirus-1, how it spreads, and how to prevent infection.
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