Skunk Revealed As EPM Intermediate Host

Researchers have discovered that the striped skunk serves as an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. The striped skunk’s range of habitat encompasses much of the United States, Canada, and northern Mexico, so this discovery better explains the wide

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