What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome In Horses?

Symptoms & Causes

Cauda equina syndrome is something that many horse owners are not familiar with. So, what surrounds the cauda equina? 


What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome In Horses?

Is a chronic relapsing, peripheral neurodegenerative disorder in horses that is non-infectious.

Symptoms Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Some horses may also experience hypalgesia or analgesia of the tail, anus, and skin of the perineum.

Causes Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

In many cases, the cause of cauda equina syndrome is unknown. However, trauma to the sacral/coccygeal area of the horse is the most common cause of this syndrome. 

Diagnosis Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

If your horse is experiencing any of the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, you should contact your veterinarian. 

Cauda equina syndrome is a rare neurologic disease in horses. It affects the sacral and coccygeal nerves, which are a bundle of spinal nerves and spinal nerve roots found in the spinal cord. 


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