Encountering EPM

Have horses close to you experienced EPM?

Yes, I owned a horse with EPM
Yes, a friend owned an EPM horse
Yes, there have been many cases around me

Total votes cast: 1328

Comments & Write-in Answers

Indy is 5 mo post diagnosis & 3 mo post treatment. Not recovered yet. Small setbacks w/stress. 3+1-

1/28/2008 11:23:37 PM

yes i own a barrel horse that had epm i am happy to say he recovered wonderfully

1/28/2008 10:43:01 PM

sadly mine lost the fight. it was in 97, before Marquis and before the Godsend that is the EPM list

1/28/2008 10:33:16 PM

he recovered to be ridable but not as an eventer

1/28/2008 8:03:41 PM

Came on after castration of a 3 YO. Treated very early on, before blood test results, with Marquis.

1/28/2008 11:11:09 AM

Pepper had EPM 10 years ago, recovered, but has problems with lifting left hind leg.

1/28/2008 10:37:18 AM

The horse was treated with Marquis and recovered enough to be pasture sound.

1/28/2008 10:06:32 AM

they may recover, but as far as I know are never the same

1/28/2008 7:52:29 AM

We just had to put our horse to sleep she had the EMP viruse

1/28/2008 12:21:04 AM

My horse had EPM before Marquis was avail. He got better for awhile but eventually was put to sleep.

1/27/2008 11:33:00 PM

My Paint Reining mare had EPM about 6 years agol. We used homeopathic remedies . She is recovered.

1/27/2008 9:26:01 PM

Horse displayed intermittent hindquarter weakness

1/27/2008 5:37:29 PM

I have never seen a horse fully recover from EPM. So in our equine practice we vaccinate for EPM

1/27/2008 12:50:40 PM

improved greatly after Marquis treatment

1/27/2008 10:24:39 AM

I own a mare I bought infected with EPM. Treated with pyrimethamine sulfadiazine.

1/27/2008 10:08:55 AM

$14,000 in treatment left him blind and preminently nerve damaged but EPM free

1/27/2008 9:41:42 AM

The horse foundered from the medication w/ an infected protrusion of the coffin bone. Did not survi

1/27/2008 1:16:52 AM

recovered but not to full racing ability

1/27/2008 12:35:34 AM

My stallion underwent a spinal tap and tested out weak positive for EPM. After meds, he's okay.

1/26/2008 10:43:54 PM

I leased one--best horse in the universe. Rest in peace, Woody

1/26/2008 8:11:51 PM

One of the Morgan gelding I used to ride died from EPM several years ago.

1/26/2008 6:27:38 PM

The horse was euthanized as was before good tx available.

1/26/2008 3:52:40 PM

They recently put him down, not EPM related problems.

1/26/2008 3:32:57 PM

Horse euthanized.

1/26/2008 2:19:30 PM

EPM isn't yet seen in our area of Canada

1/26/2008 1:11:04 PM

I knew a woman who boarded her EPM gelding at the same facility as my mare Chantilly.

1/26/2008 1:02:26 PM

Very subtle signs, caught early, treated and fully recovered to win 2 stakes races.

1/26/2008 12:56:52 PM

Extremely Pissy Mare ???

1/26/2008 12:25:14 PM

My horse was treated with Marquis for 60 days. He was rated a 3.5-4 neurologic condition.

1/26/2008 11:20:48 AM

The horse died 18 months after being diagnosed. Euthanized when unable to stand.

1/26/2008 10:39:34 AM

I still own her, and with homeopathy she was cured!

1/26/2008 8:58:28 AM

My horse fully recovered. She is 8 years old.Her personallity has undergone a change but she is full

1/26/2008 12:56:50 AM

After several treatments the horse fully recovered.

1/26/2008 12:07:59 AM

yes, she recovered

1/25/2008 8:30:58 PM

My mare died within 8 weeks of onset despite use of latest drugs.

1/25/2008 7:41:03 PM

Horse treated with minimal improvement post treatment

1/25/2008 6:41:29 PM

I wish I knew what EPM is.

1/25/2008 3:14:30 PM

The mare still has some lingering neurological issues but is mostly recovered.

1/25/2008 3:11:22 PM

yes I still own my dear Cim-he was treated for 2 months but was too far gone. he walks and eats .

1/25/2008 2:41:00 PM

This happened 14 years ago and it was a very mild form that responded well to antibiotics.

1/25/2008 2:15:50 PM

even after the "cure" the horse is not the same

1/25/2008 1:50:24 PM

Every horse I've known with EPM had owner who stressed out horse. Correlation? Maybe

1/25/2008 1:49:20 PM

I have had 3 horses diagnosed with EPM. 2 recovered, 1 still has issues.

1/25/2008 1:13:56 PM

In 1992 my vet suspected EPM - tests were inconclusive-put on meds and recovered

1/25/2008 12:44:48 PM

I brought Sonny back to full health--he was foxhunting 2 yrs after treatment.

1/25/2008 12:00:29 PM

My friend;s horse did recover fully

1/25/2008 11:55:17 AM

2 vets said it was wobbles. Had he been treated promptly, be might have fully recovered.

1/25/2008 10:38:28 AM

1 mo Marquis + 1 mo Navigaotr +2 mo Marquis +2 mo double dose Marquis=blind, unridable, EPM Free

1/25/2008 10:19:14 AM

Treatment worked very well. She recovered and remained sound to ride.

1/25/2008 9:36:40 AM

I have 2 fully recovered EPM'rs. If you're dealing with EPM go to epm@yahoogroups.com for help!

1/25/2008 8:18:50 AM

My friend had no results from meds, we tried the neurostimulator used on humans "Interx" with full r

1/25/2008 7:49:13 AM

I have seen horses successful recover from EPM with lots of meds and hard work!

1/25/2008 1:15:10 AM

Yes I currently own a horse with epm. Pray for him that was my rolex horse!

1/25/2008 12:28:49 AM

Lost horse after over a year of struggle

1/24/2008 11:36:52 PM

We lost a mare to EPM in'83, hopefully her loss helped develop todays treament options

1/24/2008 11:02:12 PM

Young OTTB with unrelated symptoms misdiagnosed by vets until massive damage THEN they all said EPM.

1/24/2008 10:54:26 PM

he didn't make it eventhough he was owned by a vet.

1/24/2008 10:45:23 PM

My neighbor has a QH mare that contracted EPM, in 2004. She still has neuological signs.

1/24/2008 10:38:12 PM

The horse seemed to have recovered, but may be in the early stages of a recurrent bout

1/24/2008 9:21:04 PM

My horse was diagnosed in 2000 with EPM; then relapsed in 2002; replapsed again in April 2007.

1/24/2008 9:08:10 PM

Rideable the first time; the second time more muscle atrophy and retired.

1/24/2008 8:55:31 PM

A horse, where I board, "recovered" from EPM. It has some residual paralysis & vision difficulties

1/24/2008 8:00:15 PM

Yes, horse fully recovered

1/24/2008 7:51:36 PM

Vets could not determine definate illness before horse was put down. Necropsy concluded it was EPM.

1/24/2008 7:00:38 PM

My APHA gelding began having "symptoms" around the age of 7, given wrong RX and diag.,not 100% recov

1/24/2008 6:55:24 PM

Currently own a gelding who was diagnosed and treated for EPM 4 years ago. Is happy and healthy.

1/24/2008 6:49:23 PM

all the horses recovered

1/24/2008 6:49:04 PM

no one I know has had a horse withEPM

1/24/2008 6:26:27 PM

Its been 10 yrs & she's awesome. Used to lean on the wall to stand / jumps courses w/flying chngs

1/24/2008 6:23:46 PM


1/24/2008 6:22:03 PM

A freind had a stallion with it. Used herbs and acupuncture.Died of W Nile during recovery.

1/24/2008 6:14:44 PM

I bought it thin and got it to gain weight then it got severe EPm symptoms and died,she had antibodi

1/24/2008 6:11:16 PM

Both horses I knew relapsed after treatment and were euthanized.

1/24/2008 5:44:24 PM

A Full Recovery after many years.

1/24/2008 5:37:35 PM

this was a heart wrenching experience Ihad a 6 year old tbthat contracted EPM

1/24/2008 5:34:56 PM

I find this more frequently among competition mounts under stress that travel to shows.

1/24/2008 5:19:02 PM

They have some kind of crooked ness in their body as a result. One horse still competes well i.

1/24/2008 5:11:12 PM

Upsetting due to the horse being wobbly in his hind qtrs, but treated & fully recovered.

1/24/2008 5:03:37 PM

My mare's 10 day treatment of SEFACON ended today. Already looking like a different horse!

1/24/2008 4:59:51 PM

Friend's horse had to be euthanized

1/24/2008 4:29:30 PM

he also had Cushing's and had to be euthanized

1/24/2008 4:22:50 PM

has recovered but still has times when he is not sound

1/24/2008 4:15:27 PM

I have a 5 year old horse with epm that I ran barrels on. He has not recovered after 1 year.

1/24/2008 3:58:43 PM

Chose to euthanize that horse due to the cost of treatment.

1/24/2008 3:21:47 PM

horse survied, but have back stiffness/ vet questioned spinal taps?

1/24/2008 3:18:06 PM

Mare-twin foals, 1 yr off. V. short stride, cantered sideways. Treated. stifle ligmts. stretched.

1/24/2008 3:07:13 PM

He was a 20 y/o gelding, w/vet treatment horse still passed in 2 wk period

1/24/2008 2:59:44 PM

2 bouts - so far

1/24/2008 2:01:54 PM

I run a horse program with 20 horses, 14 of them have had EPM. They all fully recovered.

1/24/2008 12:55:34 PM

My horse was at a lay-up facility and there were a number of EPM retirees there, too!

1/24/2008 12:54:27 PM

I still may have to put him down.Its been 3 yrs since treatment but he the damage is done.

1/24/2008 11:58:42 AM

It was awful. The horse was actually not diagnosed with EPM, was given steroids. symptoms exploded!

1/24/2008 11:25:38 AM

My hoss test'd pos. 4 EPM. Vet said not 2 worry unless hoss showed signs. Didn't/hasn't 9 yrs. later

1/24/2008 2:39:58 AM

i observed no symptoms

1/23/2008 10:57:09 PM

Horse treated about 7 years ago with IV organic arsenic and did fully recover with no recurrence

1/23/2008 10:26:14 PM

We had to euthanize him as he could not keep balanced and was injuring himself when falling.

1/23/2008 9:07:49 PM

Our horse did not fully recover, we are struggling with the fact that we may have to let him go.

1/23/2008 9:06:55 PM

An aquaintance does not have the funds(&700.00) to treat her so she suffers, i.e.,uncontrolled urine

1/23/2008 9:05:25 PM

My experience with an EPM diagnosed horse is the rear being un stable & wobbly was the first clue.

1/23/2008 8:51:39 PM

Sultan was diagnosed 10 yrs ago - meds from Canada took 6 wks - were too late.

1/23/2008 8:51:36 PM

My App. got EPM in 2002. I treated & he remains unrideable and retired. Age 27

1/23/2008 8:39:39 PM

So far so good, knock on wood!

1/23/2008 7:38:30 PM

My TB at the time of was 3 years old he recently died of cancer at the age of 15.

1/23/2008 7:19:25 PM

She is a brood mare at a farm in WV.

1/23/2008 6:30:47 PM

Treated w/Marquis; now on Vita Royal EPS formula and Liquid Nutrient Buffer. Coming back slowly.

1/23/2008 6:26:24 PM

It affected his brain the most, it was like dementia, it was so sad!! What do you know of a vaccine?

1/23/2008 6:23:47 PM


1/23/2008 5:34:58 PM

My horse had epm I treated him with Marquis and Navigator. He has fully recovered

1/23/2008 5:00:35 PM

Some nerological signs. treated horse 4 months, he's better but 100%

1/23/2008 4:56:56 PM

Insidious off and on rear leg lamesness. Had a blood test done it showed exposure to epm. Treated

1/23/2008 4:53:11 PM

I had 2 in Aug 2002, and 1 in Oct 2002. All survived, but the first 2 took a yr to do so.

1/23/2008 4:44:22 PM

horse was treated twice, recovered and had to be treated again, but recovered!

1/23/2008 3:57:06 PM

I have one horse with EPM twice, and another horse with EPM once

1/23/2008 3:53:07 PM

I have treated 3 EPM horses, all came back to at least 90% recovered.

1/23/2008 3:49:26 PM

The horse was 35 years old and did not recover. I put her down when I couldn't maintain her weight.

1/23/2008 3:40:19 PM

Not confirmed to be EPM, could have been bone fx related to silicone exposure

1/23/2008 3:30:01 PM

Own horse that experienced EPM twice. Treated w/ Navigator. Ex. recovery both times.

1/23/2008 2:34:16 PM

Using Viat Royal EPS Formula and Liquid Nutrient Buffer... coming back slowly

1/23/2008 2:04:14 PM

The horse fully recovered but without meds. After 2 years off work, he is 100%.

1/23/2008 1:55:19 PM

It was caught early and the horse made a 95+5 recovery and returned to competition.

1/23/2008 1:46:21 PM

Yes, there was complete recovery, but the tribrissen caused founder which also needed treatment

1/23/2008 1:37:29 PM

horse was put down

1/23/2008 1:36:54 PM

Thankfully I have not experienced EPM in any form. Hopefully I never will either.

1/23/2008 1:28:27 PM

22 years old and even with treament, had to be put down.

1/23/2008 12:58:02 PM

my horse was diagnossed with epm right before devon.

1/23/2008 12:45:43 PM

yearling, fully recovered after one year

1/23/2008 12:40:15 PM

Horse was treated, but did not recover and was euthanized

1/23/2008 12:25:45 PM

horse unable to recover -

1/23/2008 12:14:44 PM

Live in WA and just don't see it.

1/23/2008 11:58:27 AM

As a farm manager I had 4 thoroughbreds developed EPM. Most recovered completely. One never.

1/23/2008 11:54:35 AM

Expensive boarding barn -- in at night - out 3 hrs. day

1/23/2008 11:54:11 AM

A friend's horse had to be put down due to EPM.

1/23/2008 11:52:48 AM

Yearling filly became recumbent and could not get up within 24 hrs of 1st sx, had to be euthanized

1/23/2008 11:46:23 AM

We own a 12 yr old gelding that has been treated and recovered from EPM, shown no signs for 1 yr now

1/23/2008 11:40:07 AM

I've know a couple. The horses are never the same, but very close to it.

1/23/2008 11:30:45 AM

My Thoroughbred gelding had EPM; he has recovered, but he never gained back his lost weight & muscle

1/23/2008 11:20:22 AM

I have a horse that is recovered about 90% and is doing wonderful as of now.

1/23/2008 11:02:15 AM

Unfortunately, EPM proved fatal for my horse despite treatment.

1/23/2008 10:59:29 AM

Horse maintained for several years, but eventually had to be put down.

1/23/2008 10:56:55 AM

1990 Rex was pllaced on Daraprim for approx 30 day recoverd; residual narcolepsy which girthed up.

1/23/2008 10:52:27 AM

My horse was dragging his back foot when trotting, then he started to become lethargic and depressed

1/23/2008 10:49:24 AM

Horse had to euthanized 6 weeks after diagnosis

1/23/2008 10:38:52 AM

A horse in my barn in Apex NC had EPM, she recovered after a year or so and is now back in work.

1/23/2008 10:35:49 AM

My very reliable hunter became progressively more mentally unstable and was retired.

1/23/2008 10:31:09 AM

My 3 yr old WB is currently being treated w/Marquis. Hoping for the best!

1/23/2008 10:10:18 AM

Incredibly sad, the horse was euthanized after 4 weeks of treatment and progressively degerative.

1/23/2008 10:06:35 AM

symptoms showed just days after purchase.Breeder would not refund $4000.00 pre vet didnt catch EPM

1/23/2008 10:00:21 AM

Full recovery after 2 rounds of Marquis and time off

1/23/2008 9:57:36 AM


1/23/2008 9:52:42 AM

Yup, all neurological deficits disappeared with meds & handwalking everyday for 3 mos.

1/23/2008 9:34:05 AM

QH mare developed EPM at 32, Very hard to watch because we could not save her but we did try

1/23/2008 9:33:09 AM

friends horse still in recovering phase

1/23/2008 9:32:05 AM

There were 2 on a farm I lived on that had it.

1/23/2008 9:28:01 AM

There are very few horses in this community

1/23/2008 9:20:37 AM

Mare was diagnosed almost a year ago, has been on treatment since, still ataxic, slowly improving

1/23/2008 9:19:59 AM

Diagnosed in 7/2000, treated with diaprim & SMZs. 95% recovery but cannot canter to the right.

1/23/2008 9:14:04 AM

He was my 30 year old endurance horse (still competing) and he came down with it quickly. Euthanize

1/23/2008 9:09:29 AM

EPM is wide spread here in North Texas and treatments very greatly.

1/23/2008 8:47:20 AM

This horse came from Wyoming. I don't know of any others in NW PA.

1/23/2008 8:33:14 AM

The horse relapsed twice, never regained full muscling.

1/23/2008 7:20:21 AM

horse was fed equine Silverling Herbs for EPM and fully recovered, cost to owner was $200.00

1/23/2008 7:19:03 AM

After treatment he went back into training and died from a heart attack.

1/23/2008 6:37:23 AM

The EPM migrated to the brain of our good show horse and he had seizures.Recovered-still has seizure

1/23/2008 6:36:56 AM

I bought him at an auction as a rescue.

1/23/2008 5:34:43 AM

Along with tradtional tx, accupuncture and herbs have made a huge difference

1/23/2008 5:02:18 AM

One of my 6 horses developed clinical signs. Treated, relapsed, treated again, and has been stable.

1/23/2008 5:00:42 AM

EPM, and relapse, both triggered by long haul shipping Oh to FL, retired to pleasure horse riding.

1/23/2008 3:56:21 AM

One broodmare in the mid-90's who foaled and improved with treatment.

1/23/2008 3:09:21 AM

Mine and many others around me. My horse has permanent neurologic damage.

1/23/2008 2:17:12 AM

responded well to marquis. Back to work after 3 months.

1/23/2008 1:49:46 AM

I had never even heard of EPM. Need more info and education!

1/23/2008 1:34:30 AM

One recovered but it recurred two years later, one recovered completely

1/23/2008 1:24:53 AM

This has gone on for last 2+ yrs,she worries about riding him,not safe(?),still seems OK sometimes

1/23/2008 12:41:11 AM

TB yrling from KY. Ship to BC, Can. 6 weeks before symptoms. navigator and ? treatmnt. died.

1/23/2008 12:35:18 AM

I had a 3 year old TB colt come down with it and was put down.

1/23/2008 12:30:36 AM

the med Marquis is ineffective. boosting the immune system really helps. Tranfer Factor from 4 life

1/23/2008 12:22:24 AM

horse recovered after lengthy treatment. Still living at 30 yrs old today.

1/22/2008 11:30:11 PM

Mare had early symptoms and fully recovered.

1/22/2008 11:20:34 PM

One horse is still not rideable. Another was treated and has returned to endurance riding.

1/22/2008 11:18:08 PM

We have been lucky enough not to have seen it so far, and are very thankful.

1/22/2008 11:15:48 PM

yrs ago, friends horses, 90 % normal function returned

1/22/2008 10:40:35 PM

My horse tested low positive for EPM. His symptoms later proved to be stringhalt.

1/22/2008 10:26:10 PM

My RSW Champion stallion "got" EPM...I lost him after treating him but had 4 years..he sired a WC

1/22/2008 10:08:20 PM

I currently own a mare that was treated for EPM when young

1/22/2008 9:51:16 PM

my mare aquired a acute case of EPM and had to be put down 2 weeks later. it was horrible!

1/22/2008 9:48:21 PM

the horse was euthanized

1/22/2008 9:41:01 PM

15 yr old Arabian gelding diagnosed at 4. No muscle atrophy, pasture sound. Unbalanced with rider.

1/22/2008 9:34:23 PM

Recovered, but was never the same...

1/22/2008 9:29:30 PM

I still have him; can't ride him any longer, epm rendered him unrideable, too risky

1/22/2008 9:11:23 PM

she was diagnosed back in late 90's & went on the 7mo meds. she was fine.

1/22/2008 9:08:35 PM

toby was a rescue horse who came to me with the it. he lived thanks to marquis.

1/22/2008 9:06:08 PM

yes, the mare recovered and is being used as a cutting horse in College level rodeo!

1/22/2008 8:56:36 PM

We treated the horse with oxytet & he recovered with no ill effects

1/22/2008 8:52:24 PM

18 yrs ASH barren mare was just "off" for a year...vet did physical exam ...in ten minutes, he knew.

1/22/2008 8:42:08 PM

horse did not recover, relapsed and euthanized

1/22/2008 8:35:51 PM

a local rescue has dealt with many cases

1/22/2008 8:34:34 PM

My dressage mare was dx with EPM last Feb. With treatment she has recovered but takes miss steps

1/22/2008 8:32:42 PM

Our three dogs keep the opossums away.

1/22/2008 8:27:53 PM

my horse did not make it. put down after 6 months' treatment

1/22/2008 8:20:18 PM

He was 20yrs old. Hes 25 now. He has neurological damage. Hes doing well in retirement.

1/22/2008 8:03:45 PM

We caught it early, treated with Marquis and triads, thiamine, vitamin E, B12, full recovery

1/22/2008 7:50:08 PM

my Vet is into EPM research we used Marquis 1 month, duralactin, and stress packs

1/22/2008 7:47:55 PM

Horse was put down

1/22/2008 7:47:37 PM

I lost one horse to EPM and have one that we were able to treat and save but he is no longer ridable

1/22/2008 7:44:17 PM

We diagnosed EPM early. Treated with Navigator for 30 days. The mare made a full recovery.

1/22/2008 7:41:22 PM

My older gelding had it. I can ride him, but he is not as strong as before.

1/22/2008 7:39:52 PM

Our AQH contracted EPM 3 yrs ago. He was treated with Oxy and has recovered but is no longer rideab

1/22/2008 7:39:50 PM

My horse had EMP twice. The first treatment went well, but the second time we had to put him down.

1/22/2008 7:37:46 PM

a horse at barn we boarded at wasted away before owner used Marquis. It worked but tooo late for th

1/22/2008 7:33:45 PM

my friend's horse died as he was trailing him to Cornell for help with the disease

1/22/2008 7:33:13 PM

4 friends horses at other farms all recovered, my 35 yr old stable but crooked

1/22/2008 7:32:29 PM

the horse did not recover

1/22/2008 7:28:26 PM

noticed gait variation, vet put horse on marquis, fully recovered, went on to win races and enduranc

1/22/2008 7:27:23 PM

she's being treated now with Marquis for 28 days...we hope we got it early enough

1/22/2008 7:26:29 PM

He was treated this summer and seems to be much better, haven't tried jumping yet

1/22/2008 7:13:22 PM

luckily a mild case, but her personality is probably permanently changed

1/22/2008 7:12:46 PM

My stallions show career was ended by it. A gelding showed it in pre sales check.

1/22/2008 7:03:40 PM

He was two when treated and recovered still has some tracing problems but keeps getting better.

1/22/2008 7:02:32 PM

I do not know the status of the horse the owners placed him for adoption through a rescue organizati

1/22/2008 6:59:30 PM

MY horse was put down, He laid down and could not get back up. Huntsville,Al

1/22/2008 6:55:11 PM

Never defnitively diagnosed but we treated as such. The horse was sold. It was a client horse boar

1/22/2008 6:52:38 PM

horse is in treatment and showing great improvement

1/22/2008 6:48:21 PM

Lost him after second time round with EMP .. ::((

1/22/2008 6:42:12 PM

Very rapid onset in a 23+ yr old QH. Recovered after intense drug regimen but left unsteady hindqtrs

1/22/2008 6:41:24 PM

We were able to identify epm very early and treat my 3 yo filly w/Marquis & Vit E & now healthy

1/22/2008 6:36:16 PM

Was back in the archaic days, even before the banana flavored stuff. Made a fully recovery though.

1/22/2008 6:34:39 PM

a client had a dressage horse diagnosed with it

1/22/2008 6:23:29 PM

We keep our horses healthy enough

1/22/2008 6:20:21 PM

Purchased yearling QH filly w/EPM she did not recover after Marquis treatment and is a companion.

1/22/2008 6:18:25 PM

12 year old Arab gelding EPM in 1993 - 1998 Arabian Horse Assoc NATIONAL Competitive Trail CHAMPION

1/22/2008 6:14:49 PM

I am thankful that this is one thing that I don't have to worry about

1/22/2008 6:14:25 PM

Mare survived to be a trail horse but dressage career over.

1/22/2008 6:07:49 PM

Mixed - if caught early, appear to fully recover; less so if symptoms severe

1/22/2008 6:05:03 PM

Bayer drug Marqui affective, no laminitis problems

1/22/2008 5:55:26 PM

My horse teste positive for EPM, but has shown no symptoms yet.

1/22/2008 5:53:09 PM

Thankfully no, I haven't experienced this condition with any of my three horses.

1/22/2008 5:52:51 PM

We fought a year-long losing battle. :<(

1/22/2008 5:46:55 PM

After two months of treatment he recovered but not 100% only to find that he other spinal issues

1/22/2008 5:45:37 PM

After several treatments and relapses we had to put him down.

1/22/2008 5:38:35 PM

Thank God we haven't had to endure this nasty parasite!! God Bless those that have!

1/22/2008 5:35:02 PM

Yes, I lost my beloved 3YO Standardbred in 2001 to EPM. His mother had in as well.

1/22/2008 5:34:02 PM

No. Treated w/Marquis and navigator. did not recover

1/22/2008 5:32:22 PM

I had a mare in foal with EPM in 1990. The mare was treated aggressively,both mare & foal recovered.

1/22/2008 5:30:53 PM

In the last 30 years I have seen 75-100 cases of EPM, often the horse never recovered fully.

1/22/2008 5:29:09 PM

Several I have had have come back to different degrees of recovery.

1/22/2008 5:26:03 PM

21 year old QH mare. Has trouble even holding a foot up for the farrier! They suspect stray cats!

1/22/2008 5:21:13 PM

it was a Tb filly at the track and we caught it early and treated. She came back approx 90%

1/22/2008 5:20:49 PM

horse never recovered, but died due to colic

1/22/2008 5:15:53 PM

Lost my Duke, April 24, 1997 to EPM

1/22/2008 5:15:25 PM

Started showing clinical signs 5/07,treated with 1 month Marquis, put down 9/07. Owner-Vet Tech.

1/22/2008 5:14:00 PM

I was told he would never be ridden again and he is as good as he was before. accupuncture helped

1/22/2008 5:10:19 PM

This horse has recovered thanks to VA Tech Equine Vet Team

1/22/2008 5:09:00 PM

Northeast Ohio area

1/22/2008 5:03:26 PM

I lost him to EPM.

1/22/2008 4:53:34 PM

My friends horse was diagnosed with

1/22/2008 4:45:23 PM

never the same again. should have put him down. he's miserable, even years later. real shame. too b

1/22/2008 4:38:56 PM

Yes, but not able to compete to thier full potential

1/22/2008 4:35:46 PM

In both cases the horses had to be euthanized

1/22/2008 4:35:12 PM

We lost a gelding to EPM in 2007. He had been on pasture with daily suppliments of grain since his

1/22/2008 4:28:27 PM

He was treated and has since been retired due to side effects from the EPM.

1/22/2008 4:25:33 PM

7 yr old TB gelding - treated for 2 weeks at UC Davis, did not improve - euthanized

1/22/2008 4:24:49 PM

still treating my EPM case

1/22/2008 4:23:56 PM

My horse fully recovered after being treated for EPM. Wouldn't know she had it if you weren't told.

1/22/2008 4:20:57 PM

Progressed so rapidly tht vets did not think EPM. Horse died, confirmed EPM,i

1/22/2008 4:17:29 PM

Back in 1994,our old mare had EPM affecting cranial nerve,had to put her down.

1/22/2008 4:05:43 PM

My first horse died of the disease. My second horse recovered and then relapsed.

1/22/2008 4:04:33 PM

Riley has had some "hitcheyness" in his left hind but found a way to compensate

1/22/2008 4:02:54 PM


1/22/2008 4:02:42 PM

the horse died from complications of a fall during the acute phase of EPM

1/22/2008 3:54:10 PM

We got it just as it started. 2 month treament and totally gone!

1/22/2008 3:51:47 PM

I live in the White Mtns. of Az. and have not heard of any cases near me.

1/22/2008 3:48:31 PM

I have had two,1put down

1/22/2008 3:44:55 PM

Several were diagnosed quickly and survived. Others, were not so lucky. Shoot opossums!

1/22/2008 3:44:35 PM

One horse had to be put down and the other is permanently damaged.

1/22/2008 3:41:14 PM

fully recovered!!!

1/22/2008 3:38:28 PM

Yes, he has recovered.

1/22/2008 3:37:59 PM

My horse had a spinal tap at Auburn. U of K diagnosed her as positive for EPM. I gave drugs, No

1/22/2008 3:36:31 PM

My sister's Arab stallion has been diagnosed with EPM; he is in the early stage right now.

1/22/2008 3:34:25 PM

Sudden severe onset, it was nasty. Horse euthanatized.

1/22/2008 3:34:11 PM


1/22/2008 3:32:51 PM

I was given "free" ex show horse he was diagnosed with EPM after $1,000 and time he recovered.

1/22/2008 3:31:32 PM

I had one that died, a friend has one now that seems like he will beat it.

1/22/2008 3:31:06 PM

My horse had to be put down in 1991. It all happened so fast and he did not respond to DSMO.

1/22/2008 3:27:58 PM

A clients 8 yr arabian stallion went down in the pasture, paralyzed, died 4 days later

1/22/2008 3:24:41 PM

several treatments with Marqesis (sp?), not fully recovered, poor px.

1/22/2008 3:23:11 PM

It was a horrible experience and both horses died.

1/22/2008 3:22:55 PM

5yo Anglo treated successfully,now competes at prelim at age 15.

1/22/2008 3:21:40 PM

EPM epidemic at a barn that was becoming increasingly surrounded by housing development

1/22/2008 3:21:08 PM

11 year healthy Morgan mare, until she got EPM. 2 bouts Marquis, 5 months, bad laminitis, put down

1/22/2008 3:20:26 PM

1 horse fully recovered. anouther passed away because of it.

1/22/2008 3:15:06 PM

One on mine had EPM, also a friend's horse that we recognized the symptoms early and treated with su

1/22/2008 3:10:24 PM

eyelid drooped first, then bizarre respones to stimuli up to flippling over. Euthanized for safety.

1/22/2008 3:10:11 PM

She was started immediately on Marquis when she became symptomatic and is improving greatly.

1/22/2008 3:09:50 PM

I had a Standarbred mare that was misdiagnosed with EPM but it was a different problem

1/22/2008 3:07:57 PM

horse was euthanized

1/22/2008 3:06:16 PM

Have treated 2 of my 8 horses. 1 horse has made full recovery, Other horse has other problems also.

1/22/2008 3:04:59 PM

Sad, had to be put down. no idea where it came from.

1/22/2008 3:04:39 PM

The horse had to be put down.

1/22/2008 3:04:28 PM

no, it had to be put down

1/22/2008 3:04:02 PM

I know of 5 horses that have been euthanized due to EPM infection.

1/22/2008 3:03:26 PM

Still fighting the lasting results!

1/22/2008 3:01:42 PM

We have had a total of 3 horses that have contracted EPM, young gelding, older gelding, stallion.

1/22/2008 3:00:09 PM

Was diagnosed by 2 vet exams and confirmed by blood test. Horse is well now & competes in NBHA.

1/22/2008 2:58:42 PM

My horse was diagnosed with EPM Dec 2006, treated with Marquis and appears to be doing well.

1/22/2008 2:58:36 PM

Yearling filly.

1/22/2008 2:57:16 PM

No did not recover fully this was years ago

1/22/2008 2:56:57 PM

This horse recovered well enough to return to Endurance

1/22/2008 2:55:03 PM

The horse fully recovered with 90 days of treatement and rest.

1/22/2008 2:54:17 PM

2 yo. A lot of improvement in 6 mo, but not over it yet.

1/22/2008 2:50:21 PM

The colt wasn't treated with marquis and had to be put to sleep.

1/22/2008 2:48:20 PM

Horse treated with Marquis (?), did not fully recover and was retired

1/22/2008 2:47:46 PM

90% recovery but would never take again after three successive colts

1/22/2008 2:46:49 PM

My horse was (wrongly) diagnosed with EPM-she is fine today

1/22/2008 2:46:39 PM

Although 85% physically recovered, mentally only 50%

1/22/2008 2:46:28 PM

The elderly gelding suffered two bouts despite treatment but died of other causes.

1/22/2008 2:46:14 PM

The horse was successfully treated with no side affects.

1/22/2008 2:45:53 PM

not common in arizona

1/22/2008 2:44:31 PM

Not fully, my horse now has hind end coordination issues.

1/22/2008 2:43:21 PM

1 recovered and 2 were euthanized

1/22/2008 2:42:32 PM

My horse was found to be moderately exposed. 6 month treatment, good as new.

1/22/2008 2:39:03 PM

on the way to recovery

1/22/2008 2:38:37 PM

Actually I can answer yes to the first three choices; I lost a 35year old mare, there more w/S&S

1/22/2008 2:35:38 PM

May 07Warmblood, previously undiagnosed.Onset following relaxant injection.Still recovering

1/22/2008 2:34:07 PM

the horse did not recover

1/22/2008 2:33:39 PM

95% recovered

1/22/2008 2:33:03 PM

Horse had trouble with left lead. Lameness exam found EPM - cured by Marquis.

1/22/2008 2:32:23 PM

I don't know of a single case in Alaska

1/22/2008 2:31:50 PM

i currently have a horse that just finnished up her meds for epm. i rode her last week

1/22/2008 2:30:15 PM

My friends horse was one of the first in 1986. She didn't make it, after many types of medication

1/22/2008 2:29:21 PM

I have had 2 horses that had EPM. One was a yearling filly and the other a yearling gelding.

1/22/2008 2:27:48 PM

diagnosed 2 weeks ago, treating now, fingers crossed!

1/22/2008 2:23:50 PM

I own a horse with EPM, and know many others with EPM horses. It is very common in Michigan.

1/22/2008 2:21:03 PM

I've worked on a few race horses that had it

1/22/2008 2:19:28 PM

My horse has suffered with a chronic EPM infection for close to 4 years.

1/22/2008 2:14:32 PM

he had to be put down

1/22/2008 12:57:04 PM

My horse survived for 17 weeks with agressive treatment costing some $2000, but it finally won.

1/22/2008 11:37:10 AM