Back problems. Neuroanatomy and neurological examination.

TitleBack problems. Neuroanatomy and neurological examination.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBlythe LL, Engel HN
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Volume15
Issue1
Pagination71-85, vi
Date Published1999 Apr
ISSN0749-0739
KeywordsAnimals, Horse Diseases, Horses, Lameness, Animal, Motor Neurons, Nervous System, Neuroanatomy, Neurologic Examination, Pain, Sensation, Spinal Diseases
Abstract

Components of the equine nervous system are described including classical anatomy and newer sensory innervation maps that are useful for localizing lesions to and within the nervous system. The key components in a neurological examination that help differentiate primary neurologic disease from musculoskeletal disorders are explained. Gait deficits associated with neurologic dysfunction are listed as well as diagnostic aids and an overview of differential diagnoses.

Alternate JournalVet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.