Oh no, I think it’s ataxic! A practical approach to the neurological examination of the horse

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CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Neurological disease is a common problem encountered in equine practice and the ability to perform a neurological examination is an essential skill that all veterinarians involved in equine practice should learn?

This webinar will provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the practical skills to determine if a neurological abnormality exists and the knowledge and onfidence to interpret their findings in order to localise the lesion to a specific anatomic region of the nervous system.

The key areas that will be covered by the lecture include the procedure and sequence for the neurological examination, followed by interpretation of the findings in order to localise the lesion/s to a specific anatomical region of the nervous system. Videos will be used to demonstrate the various neurological syndromes that may be encountered in practice; and practitioners will have an opportunity to practice localising the lesion on a wide variety of different cases.

This webinar was part of the Fundamentals of equine practice – medicine series that ran in 2019. The other webinars in this series are:

Investigation and management of cutaneous lumps and bumps
Practical management of the coughing horse
So, the liver enzymes are raised and the white cell count is low…? Practical interpretation of your biochemistry and haematology
The itchy horse

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Mike Hewetson, BSc BVSc CertEM DipECEIM MRCVS
Associate Professor in Equine Medicine (Clinical Educator Track)
The Royal Veterinary College