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Friday, September 9, 2011

Horsemen: Take Advantage of Free Webinar on EPM

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM, is the most commonly diagnosed neurologic condition in horses, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. Many horses have been exposed to the disease, but not all of them get sick, and those that do can display a wide range of clinical signs, making diagnosis and targeted treatment a challenge.

Learn more about this common disease in Take 2 of's popular webinar The Many Faces of EPM. This free webinar includes a brief introduction to the disease and features four renowned equine veterinarians/researchers discussing the challenges of diagnosing EPM and treating it properly in a roundtable format on September 27, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern time (5:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific time), on These veterinarians include Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.; Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine; Amy L. Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of Large Animal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania; and W. David Wilson, DVM, MS, BVMS, MRCVS, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis.

This presentation is brought to you free by Merck Animal Health.

Veterinarians on call to answer your questions during the live event via text chat will include:
  • Dr. Johnson, whose research interests include botulism, EPM, neurologic Lyme disease, and other neurologic problems that affect horses. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three dogs, and her horse.
  • Dr. Andrews, who is currently the president of the EPM Society. His clinical and research interests include neurologic disease in horses, specifically the diagnosis and treatment of EPM. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Wendy Vaala, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, senior equine technical services specialist at Merck Animal Health. She specializes in internal medicine and equine neonatology and perinatology. She has been an invited lecturer at seminars and symposiums for horse owners and breeders in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and Europe.
Sign up now for this Webinar at Your registration allows you to watch the video and ask questions live during the presentation, and/or you can submit your questions via e-mail prior to the Webinar to be answered during the live event.

Any questions about the Webinar can be directed to

System Requirements:
  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 512 MB recommended.
  • Broadband Internet connection or access to a high-speed network highly recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones on your computer to hear the audio.
  • Flash Player 8 or higher.

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