Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

"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 2009 WEVA Congress. Mayhew gave several presentations, including an update on emerging neurologic syndromes.

"Over the last five year

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"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 2009 WEVA Congress. Mayhew gave several presentations, including an update on emerging neurologic syndromes.

"Over the last five years or so, we have learned much about existing and new (neurologic) disorders in horses from documentation of careful clinical observations and interventions, and from painstaking pathologic studies with special emphasis on clinicopathologic correlates," he noted. "This paper will highlight a few of these disorders through which we have added to our understanding of anatomy, physiology, and clinicopathologic correlates–the building blocks for advancing equine neurology."

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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