Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis

Vectors

Vectors are organisms that help move the disease to you. Infected fleas are the primary vector. But since they are hard to see, we usually pay more attention to the larger animals that help carry the fleas. These animals include:Opossum bearing teeth

  • Opossum (see photo)

This deadly infection affects horses. Learn more about this costly disease by visiting the links below.

Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) droppings are a key vector for this deadly disease of horses.

Resources

EPM-The opossum/horse/bird connection

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis--Purdue University

 

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