East Lansing, Mich.-At least six of every 10 horses in the state of Michigan have been exposed to Sarcocystis neurona, the parasite responsible for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), according to study results from researchers at Michigan State University.
The National Animal Health Monitoring System releases the Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis technical report electronically as well as in hard copy form to government and industry officials nationwide.
Examinations on three farms of 150 Thoroughbred yearlings indicated no sign of pericarditis, Dr. Doug Byars, head of the internal medicine unit at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary practice in Lexington, Ky., reported to The Bloodhorse.
Though on a much smaller scale, several of Kentucky's closest neighbors - Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia - have reported incidents that may be associated with the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS), which plagued Kentucky's mares and foals throughout April and May.
Helena, Mont.-Montana Supreme Court justices have turned down a claim that Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (CSU-VTH) should be open to long-arm jurisdiction for an equine malpractice lawsuit because it operated a Web site.