How to Use and Interpret Serological Tests for EPM and Lyme Disease

EMP and Lyme serologic testsAmy L. Johnson, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM & Neurology)

Serological tests for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) and Lyme disease are probably the most commonly submitted tests for horses with neurologic disease, gait deficits, or poor performance. Whether these ancillary tests are helpful or misleading depends on the veterinarian’s ability to interpret results accurately, with consideration of the specifics of the case.

CE accreditation has expired for this course, but you may still view the presentation.

Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, you will understand

  • common symptoms and EPM and Lyme Disease
  • standard diagnostic tests 
  • the challenge of correct application and interpretation of tests
  • methods of interpreting test results to minimize unnecessary treatment

Continuing education credit:

How to Use and Interpret Serological Tests for EPM and Lyme Disease00:40:45
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