Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is a neurological disorder that can affect horses. The parasite Sarcocystis Neurona, a single-celled parasite that is common in horses, causes it. EPM can lead to paralysis, weakness, and incoordination. EPM prevention and treatment are important for horses’ health and well-being. We will be discussing how to prevent and treat EPM in this article.
EPM is a difficult disease to treat. It can often be hard to diagnose. If a horse exhibits signs of EPM, he should consult a veterinarian. The diagnosis is usually made using a combination blood tests, spinal fluid analysis, imaging, and other diagnostic methods. Anti-parasitic drugs are the most common form of treatment. EPM can also be treated with supportive care such as nutritional support and physical therapy.
Anti-parasitic drugs such as diclazuril or ponazuril can be used to treat EPM. These medications are usually administered orally and may be helpful in reducing parasites. Steroids can also be used to decrease inflammation and pain related to EPM.
EPM treatment requires support. Horses can be helped to regain their strength and coordination through physical therapy. Horses can also benefit from nutritional support to help them regain energy and weight.
EPM can be prevented by reducing the chance of being exposed to it. Horses should be kept clean and dry. They should also be prohibited from grazing in areas where the parasite is likely to be present. Horses should also be vaccinated against this disease. EPM can be prevented with vaccines.
Clean and dry environments
Horses should be kept clean and dry to minimize the chance of being infected. Horses shouldn’t be allowed to graze on areas that may harbor the parasite such as marshy or muddy areas. The barn and stable must be kept clean and free from debris.
EPM prevention starts with vaccination. EPM can be prevented with vaccines. Vaccines must be administered according the manufacturer’s instructions. They should be administered at least once per year.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is a serious neurological condition that affects horses. EPM prevention and treatment are important for horses’ health and well-being. The treatment typically includes anti-parasitic drugs that target the parasite as well as supportive care such as nutrition and physical therapy. EPM can be prevented by keeping horses clean and dry, as well as vaccinating them against it.
What is Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis?
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is a neurological disorder that can affect horses. It is caused in part by Sarcocystis Neurona, a single-celled parasite that is common in the environment.
How can you prevent EPM?
EPM can be prevented by keeping horses clean and dry, as well as vaccinating them against it.