Equine Protozoal Myeloenceplyalitis
Has Your Horse Been Exposed to a Parasite that Causes EPM?
Be aware of the signs of this debilitating neurological disease.
Prevention and Treatment of EPM
As with any disease, prevention is worth a pound of cure. With equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), this would be the best objective since not only is it difficult to identify that a horse has EPM in the early stages, but also because even with aggressive treatment, lingering neurologic deficits can remain.
What is Equine Protozoal Myelitis?
Neurologic diseases can often be difficult to identify in their early stages unless you know some things to look for. One disease that presents with a variety of abnormal neurologic signs is caused by one or two protozoan organisms, and is referred to as equine protozoal myelitis (EPM).