Search for the Cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy

Equine atypical myopathy (EAM), a seasonal, pasture-associated muscle disorder of unknown etiology (cause), presents a particular challenge to veterinarians. The disease is characterized by a generalized complete degeneration of muscle fibers, which leads to sudden death due to the collapse of the cardiorespiratory system in more than 90% of cases. The economic impact is often devastating.

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