Wobbler Syndrome

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Mustangs Teach RU Students About Nutrition, Behavior

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.

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Samples Needed for Wobbler Syndrome Research

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 until one morning the farm manager notices the colt’s gait is abnormal, and he looks somewhat incoordinated (ataxic) in his hindquarters.

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AAEP Award to Support Wobbler Syndrome Research

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’ Research Fellow award, which will support her project on orthopedic pathology and genetic association of wobbler syndrome (cervical stenotic myelopathy).

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Risk Factors for Spinal Cord Compression Found



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

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

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

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Surgery for Triple-Level Spinal Cord Compression

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

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“Tuesday Talk” Highlights Neurologic Issues

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.

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What’s Wobbler Syndrome?

Wobbler, also known as wobbles, takes its name from its primary sign–a wobbling or uncoordinated gait. In technical terms, the horse has a “proprioceptiveness deficit,” or a lack of physical awareness of his limbs and their placement.

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