Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

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EPM: Help For Your Horse

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is notoriously difficult for veterinarians to diagnose and equally tricky to treat. But there’s hope as researchers continue to investigate this neurologic disease. Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products.

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AAEP Releases EPM Guidelines

The guidelines, available as a PDF file, were reviewed and approved by the AAEP’s infectious disease committee and board of directors.

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Horse Health After an Immune Challenge

If your horse survives one of these five infections, he might still suffer lasting effects. Learn which diseases most commonly cause post-infection illnesses and how they can impact a horse’s long-term health, use, and quality of life.

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10 EPM Resources on TheHorse.com

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a neurologic disease that can be difficult to diagnose and can threaten a horse’s athletic future. Learn more about this complicated and consequential condition.

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A Closer Look at Comorbidities in Horses

Horses can experience more than one disease process at the same time, an occurrence known as comorbidity. In this article, we’ll take a look at equine diseases such as PPID and laminitis that veterinarians most commonly see in conjunction with other conditions.

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Opossums: The Scourge of a Horse Owner’s Existence?

Opossums are the culprits that transmit the causative parasite of EPM to horses. Dr. Dan Howe of the University of Kentucky recommends making an effort to keep them out of the barn and away from the food and water supplies.

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