Care for EPM diagnosed mare

I recently purchased a horse from Fla. and now she has been diagnosed with EPM. I was wondering how bad this disease actually is and what preventative measures I need to go to to keep my horse in the best of health? I haul a lot so I ...I recently purchased a horse from Fla. and now she has been diagnosed with EPM. I was wondering how bad this disease actually is and what preventative measures I need to go to to keep my horse in the best of health? I haul a lot so I ...

Story originally posted by: Michael Lowder, DVM, MSUniv. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:
I recently purchased a horse from Fla. and now she has been diagnosed with EPM. I was wondering how bad this disease actually is and what preventative measures I need to go to to keep my horse in the best of health? I haul a lot so I was wondering how I can keep her from getting under too much stress? Because that is what I have heard that brings EPM out. She is only 7yrs. old and she works really good for me, that is until she got this disease. Is this a common disease? What vitamins should I keep her on?

Hi,

How was your mare diagnosed with EPM? The best way to prevent stress when hauling is to make frequent stops and never travel more than 8 hours at a time without stopping over night. The disease is common and there is no specific vitamin to feed her except just a good balance diet.

Thanks,
Dr. Lowder

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