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Possum feces PLZ READ

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Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 751
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.cherokeeanimalclinic.com/epm.htm
PLZ READ THIS ARTICLE AS I BELIEVE ALOT OF SEE POSSUMS AS JUST PESKY RODENTS. I DIDNT REALIZE POSSUMS COULD KILL MY HORSES
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 787
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 05:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have a lot of Possiums, that's why we vacinate against this every year. We've had friends horses that went blind and ultimately had to be put to sleep. It's a very very bad disease.
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 752
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 06:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WE DONT HAVE A POSSUM PROBLEM IN MT BUT HAVE LOTS OF THEM HERE IN AR I'D NEVER HEARD OF IT TILL TODAY
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 576
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 07:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, we have opposums here too. Scary isn't it?
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 754
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very scary I think that I may have expierenced this disease once on a farm I worked at. It was just one pony thank God but the symptoms match up pretty well. I ended up trading a days wages for a yearling that couldnt even stand bc he wouldnt help her or put her down either. Lost any respect I might have had for the man after that day.
I took her home and made a hammock for her using sheets and a swing set. It took me 3wks to get her to even be able to stand on her own. after 5wks I gave her to someone that could afford a vet bill I have no idea if she recovered or not.
 

Saleste Clark
Breeding Stock
Username: Saleste

Post Number: 114
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I live in AR and we had a mare die from possums disease about a year ago. It was horrible, she was my childhood pony, and the vet wouldnt even come out. we told him the mares symptoms and he said colic, but i was sure it wasnt. all he did was give us some banamine, and after about 10 hours, she just laid down and died. It was the most awful experience ever. Theres no telling how she ended up touching feces, but we're always sure to never let a bucket stay on the ground now. it could have been something as simple as she came across some in the pasture. It really is a horrible disease.
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 790
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sometimes it comes from creeks running through the pasture. That's how my friends horse got it.
She drank from it and boom, she has EPM.
 

Sandy Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Sandystone

Post Number: 170
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are treatments for EPM if caught early. They are extremely expensive, but if you've got horses, then you have to take care of them. Marquis is the name of one treatment that I can think of.
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 779
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unfortunately I read that a lot of horses will relapse after treatment stops and treatment is 60-120days also most that recover only recover about 90% of the way. Just what I read.
 

Linda Bauer --Rebel due 4/5/08
Nursing Foal
Username: Llazyt

Post Number: 19
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 08:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had never heard of EPM until this past summer. The lady who owned the stud my mare is bred to had to enthanize him. They thought it was west nile but when they got the necropsy back EPM.
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 934
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How sad. :-( It's really a nasty disease. I hope the word gets out to vaccinate against this.
 

Catherine Owen
Weanling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 25
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't think there was a vaccine available for EPM? Am I wrong? We vaccinate against West Nile, Potomac Horse Fever and of course Strangles, Sleeping Sickness, Flu, Rhino, Tetnaus and Rabies.

Never heard of an EPM vaccine. Can someone clue me in as to the name of it and the manufacturer? Perhaps it is under a conditional license and not available in my state?

I don't like possums anyway. We are "ate up" with them here in South Carolina. I think they are nasty little creatures and truly horrid. I had one that kept coming into the tack room to eat the cat food (came thru the kitty door). He didn't do that too many times before my husband solved the problem.

(Message edited by cateowen on February 27, 2008)

(Message edited by cateowen on February 27, 2008)
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1075
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, there is a vaccine for EPM. We vaccinate anually for this.

http://www.fortdodgelivestock.com/pdfs/pdfs_for_equine/Vaccine_Chart.pdf

Check out this link. It has the information on it that you were asking about.
 

Heather Cooke
Yearling
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 89
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 01:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a link about the EPM vaccine
http://www.equisearch.com/horses_care/health/vaccinations/eqepm33/
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1076
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I beat you Heather. lol!!!



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