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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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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Non-Musculoskeletal Causes Of Poor Performance

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about the healthcare of Thoroughbreds. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: How might a trainer decide if a horse’s poor performance is related to a veterinary issue when there’s not an obvious lameness present? DR. STEPHEN REED: Poor performance in […]

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Amidst EHV-1 Outbreaks, How Can You Protect Your Horse From Illness?

With multiple equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreaks popping up across the United States, owners need to take precautions to protect their horses from the potentially fatal disease. EHV-1 manifests in three forms: respiratory disease, abortion, and/or neurologic disease. Dr. Steve Reed, internal medicine specialist at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., clarified the same […]

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Veterinarians Fine-Tuning Strategies To Combat EPM

Once regarded as the greatest health threat to horses, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is not in the news much these days. But that does not mean veterinary medicine has conquered EPM. “I do not believe EPM is going away. I think it is just as prevalent now as it ever was,” said Dr. Steve Reed, […]

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