What animal do horses get equine protozoal?
I think you want to know which animal can pass the infection on to the horse. the main one is the opossum
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM for short) currently thought to be an infection with Sarcocystis parasites. The commonly cited route of exposure for horses is from opossums urinating or defecating in the water or feed for horses. This is more common in horses that are maintained and fed on pasture where opossums have easier access to the water trough and feed bunks.
If by "possums disease" you mean Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, the answer is a few horses will, but these were the minimally affected horses. Severely affected horses (ie, those that are having difficulty walking or standing) generally do not recover fully and many are euthanized for humane reasons when they become infected.
A vet can technically treat any animal but they may choose to specialize in one species. An equine vet specializes in equines (horses, ponies and donkeys) but can treat other animals if they choose to. My equine vet has also treated our cows and goats mainly as a favor to me, and I know that he treats his own dogs unless they require specialist care
Equine Dentists help maintain the health of a horse's continually growing teeth and correct problems such as uneven chewing surfaces that lead to inadequate nutrition and poor performance. Educational requirements for Equine Dentists have become a source of controversy and vary widely by state. However, all must at least be a licensed technician who has completed specialized coursework in Equine Dentistry. An equine veterinarian is a veterinarion that specializes in the care of horses. In…
EPM is spread through many animals, but the most common is the Opossum in the USA. Other carrier animals can be raccoons, sea otters, skunks, armadillos, and sometimes cats. When an animals carrying the disease urinates or defecates and the horse grazes In that spot it can contract the illness, but it cannot pass it on to other horses once it's become infected.