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Researchers discussed several equine neurology topics during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention. Presentations included neuroaxonal dystrophy in Quarter Horses, vitamin E for neurologic disease, EPM incidence, and field neurologic exam technique.

One of the costliest equine diseases worldwide is herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to Rebecca McConnico, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University. She and Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of equine medicine at Colorado State University, presented a discussion of controversial issues and myths surrounding the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 EHV-1 can cause respiratory disease, abortion, and neurologic problems.