Armadillo Linked to EPM

A recent study from the University of Florida found that the nine-banded armadillo is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). The study was published in the most recent issue of the International Journal for Parasitology.

It is known that the

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