The ability to move freely and comfortably is one of the horse's greatest joys, and obviously essential to their performing their jobs. Disorders of the muscular and nervous systems are both under and over diagnosed. This is particularly true with respect to whatever the “disease du jour” may be.
Disorders of movement may be a primary muscular problem, primary neurological, or a combination of both. They may be infectious, genetic/biochemical, toxic or dietary. Symptoms of muscular and neurological disease can, and often do, overlap. Any given set of symptoms may have multiple root causes. This makes the use of a thorough and systematic evaluation ofany movement disorder essential to avoid misdiagnosis or jumping to conclusions.
This course will take you through some very basic structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems, as well as diagnostic tests and their interpretation. Finally, specific disease states will be discussed. Actual case histories will be used to illustrate many points.
As with all courses, a private Yahoo group will be set up for course participants, for the purpose of questions and discussions.