ATAXIA is relatively uncommon in horses in the UK. However, due to the significant safety issues involved, it is crucial that clinicians can recognise and interpret the clinical signs. Although the prognosis is often unfavourable, it should not be seen as acceptable or necessary to euthanase ataxic cases without first obtaining a reasonably specific diagnosis. This article presents a guide to the more common differential diagnoses for ataxia in British horses. It commences with a smidgen of indispensable neuroanatomy for any clinician presented with a ‘wobbly’ horse.
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