Archive for January 13th, 2012

New Paper Published on EPM

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A paper has been published on the trial drug Oroquin-10 and the use of the stall-side antibody test strips.  Published in International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine.  Rapid diagnosis of EPM has always been an issue.  The UC Davis test takes 7-10 days to get results back, and measures antibodies to protozoa that don’t cause EPM.  The Multiplex strip is specific to Sarcocystis neurona, and is performed at the barn, while the vet is looking at the horse.  The vet can perform a nerological exam, rule out other diseases, AND perform the antibody test while at the horse.  This is a major step forward in diagnostics.  The test packs are available from Prota.