A neurological disease means it relates to the neurons or nerves in the horse. This impacts the messages being sent to the brain from sensors in the body. This may lead to changes in behaviour or thinking, change in gait or movement or loss of feeling in an area. Pretty much it refers to a miss communication within the body between muscles/ the body and the brain
Hi Nicky, there are many viruses that can affect your horse’s neurological function, like the equine herpesvirus types 1.
Here are some signs to observe: abnormal behavior, dragging his toes, stumbling while trotting, steps awkwardly...
Neurologic viruses disrupt a horse’s normal brain flow along the spinal cord that then connects to the muscles. When the nerves do not get a proper signal from the brain and the nerves do not signal back where the limbs are, it can cause Incoordination and abnormal gait.