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Neurologic Abnormalities

2016-03-25

Neurologic problems encompass a large variety of presentations that can involve the brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerves. Below are a few examples of neurologic difficulties.

•Difficulty with balance

•Dragging a toe

•Having a “weird” gait

•Leaning on a wall or other objects

•Holding the head and neck in an abnormal position

•Walking aimlessly as if the horse is “drunk”

•Walking in circles

•Displaying seizure-like activity

•Acting “dumb”

•Inability to stand up straight

 

These horses should receive immediate veterinary care. Like colicky horses and down horses, these patients can also be dangerous and may not be aware that they are going to injure you.