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90. Myth or Real? The seroprevalence (the level of a pathogen in a population determined by using blood serum) for the causative agents of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses is the same regardless of region of the country or breed of horse.

Answer: Myth EPM is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting horses in North America. A recently published article looked at the seroprevalence of both Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi (protozoan agents responsible for EPM in horses) utilizing the blood samples drawn from 5,250 horses in 18 states across the US. Information was also…
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