Stringhalt

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Understanding Equine Movement Disorders

August 02, 2012

More research is needed to fully understand equine movement disorders such as shivers and stringhalt.... Read More

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Stringhalt in Horses

October 01, 2010

Stringhalt seems to make horses yank their legs up and halt them there momentarily before taking their next step. This is the outward sign of neurologic disease, sometimes caused by toxicity, sometimes of unknown origin.... Read More

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Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

November 27, 2009

"The more we look for neurologic signs, the more we discover new syndromes," said I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, head of Equine Massey and professor of Equine Studies at Massey University in New Zealand, at the... Read More

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Shivers in the Horse: A Review

July 24, 2007

Shivers has been recognized by horse owners for more than a century and refers to a chronic nervous or neuromuscular condition that in a 1962 text was said to be "as common as dirt." This statement referred to the period when draft horse populations ... Read More

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Hitch in the Giddy-Up

June 01, 2007

I have a Trakehner/Thoroughbred cross that starts flexing his hind legs rather noticeably when trotting ... Read More

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Getting Back to Work

February 01, 2005

My 5-year-old mare has been suffering from an odd gait problem for a few weeks. ... Read More

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What Is Stringhalt?

December 01, 2004

My 29-year-old Quarter Horse gelding has been diagnosed with "stringhalt." What causes this condition?... Read More