Rood And Riddle To Host Workshop On Equine Neurologic Diseases

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will present a workshop on Neurologic Diseases of the Horse Feb. 20-22 at its main campus in Lexington, Ky. “The workshop aims to bring together experienced equine veterinarians to foster discussion and skill development. This collaborative environment will advance the skill set of all attending, as well as raise new […]

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Is Eradication Of Opossums From Horse Farms Advisable?

It has been known for many years that opossums spread equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) through their feces, but complete eradication of the marsupial on farms may be next to impossible. As opossums offer environmental benefits like eating ticks and other pests, complete removal may also not be recommended, reports The Horse. Opossums can be found […]

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Maine Regulators Suspend Pharmacy Accused Of Selling Compounded Drugs Wholesale

Pennsylvania-based Rapid Equine Pharmacy LLC saw its license suspended by regulators in Maine after they say the mail-order pharmacy acted as a wholesaler for compounded drugs and sold large quantities of compounds to a veterinarian who distributed them without prescriptions. The Maine Board of Pharmacy immediately suspended the company’s license for 30 days in a […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Is It EPM–Or Something Else?

QUESTION: My horse has mild, intermittent hind-end lameness. What are the chances it’s equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)? DR. STEVE REED: Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a common cause of neurologic disease in horses that was initially described as segmental myelitis of unknown cause. In 1976, Dubey suggested that EPM was caused by a member of the […]

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FDA Issues Warning After Compounded EPM Medication Leads To The Death Of Three Horses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting horse owners and veterinarians that one lot of a compounded combination drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril has been associated with adverse events in at least three horses. Two horses in Maine and one in Ohio ultimately died or were euthanized as a result. The FDA recently […]

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital To Host Workshop On Neurologic Diseases

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host a Workshop on Equine Neurologic Diseases, an educational seminar for veterinarians and residents on August 9 through 11 at the Lexington campus on Georgetown Road. The workshop will be composed of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on wet labs by some of the equine industry’s most notable members. Doctors of […]

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Majority Of American Horses Exposed To EPM

A new study confirms that the majority of American horses are exposed to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis-causing organisms. Caused by two types of protozoans, Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi, horses contract EPM through the feces of infected opossums. While most horses won’t show signs of the disease, the organisms can pass the blood-brain barrier and attack […]

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The Trouble With Aminorex

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it’s destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was pulled from sale […]

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What If They’re Shivering Because Of Something Other Than The Cold?

Cold weather may be affecting many horses and owners in the Northern Hemisphere, but ambient temperature has absolutely no impact on whether or not a horse has shivers, despite its bone-chilling name. While widely recognized in certain breeds of horses over the past several centuries, until recently little was known about the cause of this […]

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