Neurologic Health

Neurologic Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Once a more thorough neurologic examination is conducted by the veterinarian, s/he may take one or more blood samples for testing. There is the possibility of false positives or false negatives, so your veterinarian may perform more than one test.  Upon reaching a diagnosis, the appropriate treatment protocol will be prescribed. The drug choice and length of duration will depend on the severity of symptoms.

Neurologic Symptoms and Conducting a Neurologic Test

Unfortunately, not all health issues are easy to pinpoint, and serious disease can lurk behind random or non-specific symptoms. Neurological disorders have become increasingly common and diseases like Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) can be misdiagnosed early on. A range of ambiguous symptoms may lead to confusion and frustration during diagnosis, while delays in treatment could lead to permanent damage – or worse.

It is important to learn how to perform a basic neurologic exam that may help limit the impact of neurologic distress. You will be able to involve your veterinarian much sooner which will minimize the potential threat of physical impairment.

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