Stories about your experience with EPM and treatment and results
We have a lovely WB we imported as a 3 coming 4 year old who is now a 8 coming 9 year old. Last fall he began to spook in our ring and be crazy spooky at shows. Ok, he has been at our farm for 5 years, in the same ring and nothing is different, had the vet look at him, and nothing.
I thought maybe its a training thing, he is a hunter, knows his job, but why would he all of a sudden start spooking at home?
We would be going around the ring and he would look at goodness knows what and bolt off, several times a ride, I would continue, make him work harder etc.
All the things we are taught to do. I really couldn't understand it until my trainer/rider came out of the show ring when he flipped out again and said, OMG he felt like he thought he was being chased by a ghost.
So we started to treat him for EPM, and now after the treatment is done, Marquis, half a tube the first two days, then divide the 7 day treatment into a 4 day treatment, if your horse is bigger than 1200 lbs, my horse is 16.3hh, not huge, but didn't want to take any chances it didn't work and have to do it again and spend even more money on a hunch. He was blood tested to be ok, for the exposure.
He is back to his old self, I am over the moon happy to get on and he be his loverly self;). I just wanted to let others know, as it did not present as a usual case of EPM, but after this experience I KNOW he had it.