We have specialists in both equine internal medicine and neurology who can perform a neurological examination on your horse. This involves assessment of the cranial nerves as well as evaluating for deficits in neurological function of the limbs. Common causes of neurological disease in horses include cervical compressive myelopathy (or wobblers disease), and trauma. Less common things include toxicoses or viral diseases such as herpesvirus, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Kunjin virus and Hendra virus (not yet seen in Victoria).
Myelography (myelogram x-rays)
Myelography can be useful to observe compression of the spinal cord within the vertebral column.
Computed Tomography (CT, CAT scan)
CT can be particularly useful for evaluating neurological disease in foals. We are in the process of modifying our equipment to enable us to perform this procedure in adult horses.