Ponazuril Prevents EPM?

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Ponazuril and EPM: An Ounce of Prevention

April 25 2008,
Article # 11747

Researchers at the University of Florida studying equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) recently found that administering ponazuril once every seven days might prevent EPM caused by Sarcocystis neurona.

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is an important neurological disease of horses. It is typically caused by the parasite S. neurona, a protozoan parasite that penetrates the central nervous system and causes diverse neurologic signs, including ataxia and muscle atrophy.

Ponazuril, known commercially as Marquis, is one of several antiprotozoal medications available to treat EPM.

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