Archive for August, 2011

I got an email…

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I received an email from Dr. Clara Fenger.  Not a household name?  Check the fine print on the Mayhew Scale print-out.  Dr. Fenger got her PhD studying EPM in the 1990′s.  She was one of the first veterinarians to notice early symptoms in the acute phase of EPM.  Dr. Fenger has a new blog about equine medicine, including information on EPM.  The link below is to a June post about EPM.  Thank you, Dr. Fenger for your work on EPM.

Dr. Clara Fenger’s Blog

 

Irene Who?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Gasoline. Check.  Propane for the grill.  Check.  Camping light.  Check.  Water buckets ready to fill.  Check.  Cat, dog, and horse food.  Check.  As of this hour, Irene has been downgraded, and the projected winds won’t be that strong in our location.  The rain could be an issue.  We have a bank barn with stone walls on three sides.  Fudge and Challis will be spending Saturday night in the barn.  It’s rare that they are ever stalled, but high winds and trees are not a good mix.  For those of you in the direct path of the storm, stay safe.

EPM Webinar Link

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The webinar will be live from Ocala, FL, with veterinarians in the audience.  I’m sure there will be a lively exchange between some of the top veterinarians studying EPM.  It is aimed at veterinarians, but anyone may sign up.  I highly recommend this for horse owners that want to expand their knowledge of horse health.  The webinar is free, and you will be able to sign up through September 2nd.  Click the link below to sign-up.

“A Novel Strategy for Treatment and Protection Against EPM”

 

Diving into Prevention

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Posts on the Yahoo group have indicated that owners trying the treatment Oroquin-10 on horses that previously had been ‘fully’ treated with other drugs was giving a measure of improvement in skin sensitivity or behavoir.  There is some evidence from the field trial that giving the preventative may help as well.  I’m going to take the dive, and give Fudge the preventative, and see if we get any improvements.  What I am aiming for, is improvement in the lips or tongue.  Fudge still drops a lot of the beet pulp concentrate each night.  He only gets a pound, but 1/3 of it ends up on the floor.  We’ll keep you posted.

Drug Trial Blog For those that are REALLY INTO this disease. ;-)

EPM Webinar – New Test, New Drug, and Hope

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Save the date:  Tuesday September 6th, at 6:00 PM.  I will post a link to sign up for this EPM webinar later this week.  Please pass the link to other horse owners.  The more informed you are, the better you can help your horse.  See you there.