Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

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What's New With Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis?

June 30, 2011

Researchers have made great strides in their understanding of EPM and improvements in diagnostic and treatment... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Medicine Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 16, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine veterinary internal medicine for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., deemed the most important ... Read More

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Infectious Neurologic Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

The Table Topic forum on Infectious Neurologic Diseases at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended with 20-30 practitioners in and out during discussions. A list of ... Read More

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EPM Incidence in Horses: Holding Steady (AAEP 2010)

January 04, 2011

Some say the incidence of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is increasing, while others say it's decreasing. Who's right? At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., one presenter ... Read More

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Vaccinating Horses With EPM

August 24, 2010

What is your opinion on giving half-doses of routine vaccinations to horses with EPM (equine protozoal myeloen... Read More

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The Many Faces of EPM

August 18, 2010

Four veterinarians discuss equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) diagnosis, rule-outs, and treatment.... Read More

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New ELISA Test for EPM Diagnosis Developed at the Gluck Center

July 23, 2010

Diagnostic assays for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) developed under the leadership of Daniel Howe, PhD, a molecular parasitologist at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, are now available exclusively at Equine Diagnost... Read More

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Neurology

March 17, 2010

Coverage of equine neurology topics at the 2010 American Association for Equine Practitioners Convention.... Read More

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Neurologic Diseases

March 08, 2010

Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for neurologic diseases, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Indistinct Gait Deficits: Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Causes

March 01, 2010

Strategies to identify specific problems in a horse with indistinct or unusual gait deficits, particularly if... Read More

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EPM Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations

February 28, 2010

Diagnosing EPM in a live horse is challenging because no test is 100% accurate; the gold standard for diagnosis is finding the protozoan parasite in the spinal cord, which can only be sampled after the horse is euthanized. So for live horses, diagnos... Read More

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Horse Sleep Disorders and Seizures Reviewed for Equine Vets

November 02, 2009

If you have ever witnessed a horse having a so-called "episodic event," you aren't likely to soon forget it, particularly if the event occurred while the horse was under saddle. Episodic events are defined here as unusual or... Read More

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Equine Researcher Receives $500,000 Grant to conduct Genome Project

October 19, 2009

Gluck Equine Research Center's Dan Howe, PhD, has received a $500,000 grant from the USDA-CSREES (U.S. Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) Competitive Grants Program to conduct a Sarcocystis... Read More

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EPM: Is DMSO the Cure for Treatment Issues?

August 03, 2009

New research on treating horses with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has found dissolving toltrazuril sulfone, commercially known as ponazuril, in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) instead of water prior to oral administration in horses increase... Read More

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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM): Debunking the Myths

June 01, 2009

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a bit like a rock star: highly Googled, morbidly fascinating, yet oftentimes completely misunderstood.

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Vets Discuss Infectious Neurologic Diseases, AAEP 2008

May 10, 2009

What are the most important neurologic problems veterinarians face throughout the year? That's the question Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University and professor of equine... Read More

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Consider Temporal Nerve Problem in Neurologic Horse Diagnosis

April 28, 2009

When presented with a horse demonstrating facial nerve paralysis and/or a head tilt, neurologists say veterinarians should consider temporohyoid osteoarthropathy, a disorder of the hyoid apparatus (voice box) and associated structures. Although... Read More

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Lame or Neurologic? Brain Stimulation Might Tell

March 25, 2009

According to Belgian researcher Heidi Nollet, DVM, PhD, and colleagues from the Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of Gent, transcranial magnetic stimulation of a specific region of the brain called the motor cortex can be ... Read More

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Kester News Hour

March 17, 2009

Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Milne: Neurologic Disease

March 17, 2009

Dr. Stephen Reed described selected equine neurologic diseases during the 2008 AAEP Convention Milne Lecture.... Read More

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Lame or Ataxic? Kinetic Gait Analysis Can Tell

March 12, 2009

Being able to tell the difference between a mild lameness and subtle spinal ataxia is an important, yet challenging, endeavor in equine practice. Ohio State researchers recently reported that kinetic gait analysis--the computer... Read More