Wobbler Syndrome


Thoroughbred Stallion Jet Master Dead

November 18, 2011

Champion South African Thoroughbred racing sire Jet Master died Tuesday from complications from surgery.... Read More


What's Up with Wobblers?

November 01, 2011

Wobbler syndrome is no longer a death sentence for horses if detected and managed early.... Read More


Wobbler Syndrome in Horses: An Overview

August 06, 2011

Horses affected by wobbler syndrome have sustained spinal cord damage that leads to ataxia (incoordination). ... Read More


Neurologist Joins the Faculty at New Bolton Center

July 28, 2011

Neurologist Amy Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recently appointed to the faculty of New Bolton Center.... Read More


Wobbler Syndrome in Thoroughbreds: Racing Prognosis Examined

July 09, 2011

In some cases, Thoroughbreds diagnosed and treated for wobbler syndrome using conservative therapy can recover... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Funds Wobbler Research

May 23, 2011

The study "Orthopedic and Genetic Roles in Wobbler Syndrome" is being carried out at the Gluck Equine Research... Read More


Mustangs Teach RU Students About Nutrition, Behavior

April 02, 2011

What do wild mustangs have to teach people? If you ask the students enrolled in Rutgers University's (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP), the answer will likely be, "plenty." For the past two years, the YHTRP, headed by Sarah L. ... Read More


Samples Needed for Wobbler Syndrome Research

January 27, 2011

On a warm spring night everyone in the barn is eagerly awaiting a new foal's arrival. The wait is rewarded with the birth of a big, strong, and beautiful colt. During the next 12 months the foal thrives. The owners dream of having a future champion... Read More


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


Neurologic Disease in Horses: Taming the Beast

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, head of Equine Massey and professor of equine studies at New Zealand's Massey University, has dedicated much of his... Read More


AAEP Award to Support Wobbler Syndrome Research

December 08, 2009

Jennifer Janes, DVM, a graduate student in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky, was selected as the 2009 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents'... Read More


Milne: Neurologic Disease

March 17, 2009

Dr. Stephen Reed described selected equine neurologic diseases during the 2008 AAEP Convention Milne Lecture.... Read More


AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More


Ataxia in a Young Horse: A Matter of Time and Luck

January 21, 2009

When we got a call from our boarding stable, we weren't expecting to hear the word "ataxia." ... Read More


Risk Factors for Spinal Cord Compression Found

November 28, 2008

A triad of factors, namely sex, breed, and age, are all associated with the development of cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy (CVCM) according to one of the latest studies published by researchers at the College of... Read More


Kester News Hour

August 15, 2008

A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More



August 15, 2008

A review of the medical and surgical topics at discussed at the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Neurology to be Focus of AAEP State-of-the-Art Lecture

June 30, 2008

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, will deliver the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Dec. 8 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Equine neurology is the focus of this year's... Read More


Surgery for Triple-Level Spinal Cord Compression

April 04, 2008

Spinal cord compression in the neck, more technically known as cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy or CVSM, can cause notable incoordination and affects about 2% of racing Thoroughbreds. Probably the most well-known horse affected by CVSM was... Read More


"Tuesday Talk" Highlights Neurologic Issues

December 24, 2006

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center presented "Equine Neurological Issues Over the Life Course" during its first Tuesday Talk session of the season. The seminar, which was held in Leesburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, featured Martin O.... Read More

Compression of the spinal cord, whether because of misaligned or malformed vertebrae or some other problem, causes the distinctive "wobble" of wobbler syndrome. This compression injures or kills the nerves that are responsible for sensing the position of the limbs. This, of course, leads to the lack of awareness that causes clumsiness and incoordination.


What's Wobbler Syndrome?

April 01, 2004

Wobbler, also known as wobbles, takes its name from its primary sign--a wobbling or uncoordinated gait. ... Read More


Wobbler Syndrome Signs and Diagnosis

May 01, 2002

A veterinarian can say several things that will chill every horse owner's heart, including colic, laminitis, navicular disease, and wobbler syndrome. These cause fear because of the unknown--and often unfavorable--outcome for your horse. But as... Read More


Studies on Vitamin E

October 09, 2001

Researchers at Oregon State University and elsewhere are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, including disease prevention and therapy. In particular, vitamin E deficiencies and/or supplementation could be important... Read More