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Title: EPM - EQUINE PROTOZOAL MYELOENCEPHALITIS A MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH STRATEGY

Author
item FAYER RONALD

Submitted to: Central Veterinary Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/1994
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: EPM is a clinical disease of horses involving the central nervous system. Stumbling, lameness, inability to rise and numerous muscular disorders characterize this disease. The causative agent is considered to be a species of Sarcocystis based on electron microscope observations and antibody activity but the life cycle and source of infection for horses is unknown. The disease has been diagnosed in most breeds of horses in N. America. A treatment strategy has been developed but requires a long period of treatment with highly toxic drugs. There is no vaccine.