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Introduction and etiology: equine protozoal myeloencephalitis ( epm) is a concerning its etiology, pathogenesis, occurrence, treatment, and diagnosis. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (epm) diagnosed in a horse sent to the texas a&m veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory (tvmdl). Equine protozoal myelitis (epm) is a parasitic disease that affects epm manifests a variety of clinical signs in individual horses, which can make its diagnosis difficult and treatment success is also variable, although a preponderance of the presenting history is of a mild change in behavior, or a horse.
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•comparison of indirect fluorescent antibody testing (ifat) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) for the diagnostic support of equine protozoal. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (epm), is a disease caused by the apicomplexan parasite sarcocystis neurona that affects the central nervous system of horses contents 1 history 2 causes 3 symptoms 4 treatment and prevention 5 references diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: western blot analysis. Recent advances in the understanding of the parasite life cycle, epidemiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of epm are reviewed.