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Assisi Animal Health Lists 4 Symptoms of Equine Neurological Disorders

PINEHURST, N.C., April 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Given its experience in the treatment of wobbler syndrome, Assisi Animal Health, developer of the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as PEMF therapy for animals, lists symptoms of equine neurological disorders.

Whether old or young, horses are just as susceptible to neurological disorders of multiple kinds. From noticeable symptoms like seizures to more subtle ones like head tilting, these disorders manifest themselves in a multitude of physical behaviors. The following are some of the symptoms of neurological issues in horses.

  1. Ataxia. Horses with neurological problems will very often exhibit ataxia, or the inability to control the range, rate, or force of their movements. This will present itself in the horse's difficulty maintaining balance, stumbling or even falling down.
  2. Paresis. Another indicator of neurological issues is the weakening of the horse's muscles. When a horse's brain is not functioning properly, the nerve cells in the brain that send messages to designated muscle groups will be disrupted, resulting in the deterioration of the tissue itself. It may also cause spasms in the muscle.
  3. Changes in Gait. If a horse's gait begins to show signs of abnormalities, such as toe dragging, head bobbing, or periodic lameness, this may also be a sign of a neurological issue. This symptom is perhaps the most common sign of a disorder, and the horse may even appear to be staggering in a "drunken" fashion.
  4. Posture Issues. A horse with a neurological disorder will often experience issues or abnormalities in its posture. A horse that is consistently leaning or standing in an odd fashion may be demonstrating warning signs of an underlying problem. Additionally, this symptom may present itself in the form of erratic tail movement or neck spasms.

While not always easy to notice initially, it is important to be able to identify the warning signs of a neurologic issue in horses. If left untreated, the symptoms will worsen over time and drastically affect the horse's quality of life. If a horse is showing any signs of neurological disorders, seek veterinary advice immediately to determine a treatment option.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 866-830-7342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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