A condition affecting horses, which is characterised by incoordinated ambulation and caused by compression and damage to the cervical spinal cord
Clinical findings Chronic incoordination (wobbling) with gait clumsiness, which has been likened to a horse’s response to an excess of tranquilisers.
Aetiology Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy–idiopathic, locoregional injury, malformations, coccidial–Sarcocystis neurona, and other infections–e.g., viral (herpes or rhinopneumonitis).
Management Decompress spinal cord in selected cases*
*Shoot the rest?
Synonyms Enzootic incoordination, equine sensory ataxia, equine wobbler syndrome, wobbler syndrome