Neurological Examination of Horses

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Abstract / Description of output

The neurological examination is undertaken to determine whether any deficit is due to a lesion in the nervous system and, if so, where within the nervous system any possible lesion or lesions are located. The examination of horses has challenges not encountered when doing the equivalent examination in dogs and cats, principally that spinal reflexes and postural reactions are impossible/difficult to assess in most animals. The anatomy book can be consulted later but at the end of the neurological examination the clinician then should be able to determine broadly which area of the neuromuscular systems is affected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-169
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Ataxia
  • Equine
  • Horses
  • Neurological examination
  • Paresis


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