Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) was diagnosed in a Dutch Warmblood gelding a few months after its export to the United States. The horse came back and was treated here. Additionaly, an overview of the disease complex 'EPM' is given. Mode of infection, diagnosis of disease and its differential diagnoses, and general therapeutic options are presented. Although EPM due to infection with Sarcocystis neurona in Europa seems restricted to those horses that return or are imported from North America, the possibility of future cases of EPM caused by an infection with Neospora spp. is briefly discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in the Netherlands? An overview|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde|
|State||Published - May 15 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Veterinary (all)