Case Studies

CASE STUDY: Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) – Rehabilitation

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a feared diagnosis among horse owners. This infection with a microscopic organism spread by possums can cause devastating disability because the protozoa attacks the brain and spinal cord — which run every system in the body. Almost any type of symptom is possible but the most common symptoms are loss…

CASE STUDY: Head-shaking

Head-shaking, more formally known as trigeminal-mediated head-shaking, is one of the more frustrating equine afflictions. Affected horses flip their heads up and down uncontrollably.   More than minor symptoms usually mean the horse cannot work and is generally miserable.  The constant head movement stresses the neck, withers, and back and severe symptoms may interfere with eating…