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Concerning Collapse

February 05, 2013

My horse collapsed at a show, but had normal vitals upon standing. Now she's lethargic. What could be wrong?... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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Equine Collapse: Once in a Lifetime?

January 08, 2011

A horse that collapses while under saddle is both a hazard to himself and others. ... Read More

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Taming the Beast: A Review of Equine Neurologic Disease

June 01, 2010

To take the dizzy factor out of understanding neurologic disease in horses, I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ECVN, has dedicated much of his career to helping practitioners and owners understand equine neurology.... Read More

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World Vets Meet

January 01, 2010

The 2009 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress included discussions of Rhodococcus equi, which causes foal pneumonia; sleep disorders and seizures; guttural pouch problems; late-term abortion; and tendon sheath problems/lameness.... Read More

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Horse Sleep Disorders and Seizures Reviewed for Equine Vets

November 02, 2009

If you have ever witnessed a horse having a so-called "episodic event," you aren't likely to soon forget it, particularly if the event occurred while the horse was under saddle. Episodic events are defined here as unusual or... Read More

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Protein Levels and Seizures?

November 01, 2008

I have a 37-year-old Welsh Mountain Pony mare who has been having seizures on and off for about two years. I ... Read More

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Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses

March 15, 2008

"Head trauma is common in horses, and a number of these cases will present with neurologic signs consistent with brain injury," began Darien Feary, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, a lecturer in equine medicine with the University of Sydney,... Read More

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Unsettled Slumber

August 01, 2007

My horse might have sleeping problems. I have seen him almost fall over trying to sleep. Is this normal?... Read More

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What Causes Seizures?

December 06, 2006

Q: My eventer has recently been diagnosed with seizures. However, despite blood tests, we have no idea what causes them. The episodes last for approximately two minutes, and once they are over, he is completely normal again. He... Read More

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Seizures in Horses

September 17, 2006

What causes seizures, and is there anything I can do to prevent them from happening?... Read More

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Out of Control

April 01, 2006

One night you hear kicking and crashing coming from the barn and think you have a cast horse. You run to see if you can help, and what you find is a horse down on his side paddling as if galloping on the ground. His head and neck are extended an... Read More

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Seizures: Examining and Diagnosing

February 14, 2005

Equine seizures can be disturbing to witness, and they can be puzzling for a veterinarian to diagnose, simply because the veterinarian isn't always there to watch the horse as it has a seizure. Diagnostic tests can be expensive and time-consuming... Read More

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Cushing's and Seizures?

November 05, 2001

Seizures are rare in the horse, and adult horses especially have a high seizure threshold. Cushing's disease can cause seizures, but they are very rarely seen with this disease.... Read More

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Dummy Foals

January 01, 1996

Q: My mare suffered a dystocia and the foal had to be taken to a local veterinary hospital for care. The veterinarian termed him a "dummy" foal, but said his chances of being a normal adult were very good. What can you tell me about a "dummy" foal?... Read More