Equine narcolepsy in horses

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Avatar n tn What did they say at the equine hospital? One of my horses had a swollensheath this past month and we gave him Azium (Dexamethasone) and did a thorough cleaning. That seemed to take care of it, but I can say that the heat had a lot to do with how swollen it was. It has been so hot this summer that many horses' sheaths, legs, etc are swelling up.
Avatar n tn I have 4 horses, 2 in which I have had for 10 years, 1 I got 2 years ago and 1 I got last winter. The 2 that I had had for 10 years have been easy keepers, the one I got 2 years ago is at the point of obesity and the one I recently got is skinny, skinny... Which is my point, I have had horses for 30 years, I am at a complete loss... Brought this little filly home and all my horses are thin and sickly... I have tried everything...
Avatar f tn s made with horse urine, preferably from draft horses because they can produce more in volume, due to their size. These mares are kept in pens where they cannot even move or turn. This sometimes causes blood clots. Urine is collected while the mare is pregnant, she has the foal, the foal is sent to slaughter. The mare is then again impregnated and the process starts all over again. Pretty disgusting, if you ask me. You can read all about it on the ASPCA sight.
Avatar f tn These very old and barbaric methods of breaking a horses will often cause them to be afraid of people, very head shy for the rest of their lives. It is sad. You can really help this horse! We had a horse very much like this and she is now showing very well. But even today we are very gentle and careful around her head. You will need to desensitize her to any movement or touching anywhere on her head.
Avatar m tn The vet is supposed to sit down with me and give me the new plan of action. I live in Georgia and the horse hospital here has reviewed the x-rays and is in agreement with the plan to do the injection first and see what happens. I know that the maintenance drug, Adaquin ( spelling? ), has been mentioned but I am not sure of the others. Anyways, I really appreciate your input.
Avatar n tn I attended a lecture by one of the top vets at Rood and Riddle about neurological diseases in horses...and I can tell you that some signs can resemble each other. Best to get the best diagnosis you can pronto. Please keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I read an article about an equine paralympian with MS. She spoke about ways MS had provided her with opportunities she would never have had if not diagnosed with this condition. Most of it related to her Paralympic experiences. Got me thinking about the ways MS may have positively influenced your life.
Avatar n tn If it is muddy where you are, especailly, the mud fever lives in the soil and is looking for an opportunity. Best to clean the horses legs (rinsing) and keeping body clean. Why she looks tucked up is a question for the vet, but it could be she is not drinking enough. Make sure she has access to CLEAN water every day. Tucked up basically looks like she is sucking in her stomach and stifle area.
Avatar f tn I know the love for lippits very well. In fact I use to show them when I was growing up. Right now im not able to own horses, as im focusing on building my family. But when I do plan on getting horses again, I do plan on having me a few morgans. The utter swelling could be a signal from her hormones that she is about to go into her heat cycle. It could be a million things naturally.
Avatar f tn Hi sweetheart. I'm not entirely sure about bm, but I DO have a lot of experience in equine colic. What I've found to help loads(no pun intended) was mineral oil. It has an aweful taste, terrible feel, and is just absolutely unpleasant. But it has saved many of mine and my family's horses. It assists bowl movement like a miracle. Snuck it into my roommates chocolate milk and he had squirts for a week, so it really works. And its cheap! You can buy it in any pharmacy, Walmart, heb.
535822 tn?1443976780 A new review published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE confirms that Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine produced by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is responsible for causing an up to 1700 percent increase in narcolepsy among children and teenagers under 17 years of age. Based on their findings, a cohort of scientists has determined that narcolepsy rates increased significantly following mass vaccination campaigns with Pandemrix.
Avatar m tn my long, sudden spells of unconsciousness sometimes had two combined causes, namely my two rare diseases. I have narcolepsy with cataplexy and generalized dysautonomia. As such, it's possible for me to faint and then go into a cataplexy (paralysis attack) from startling upon waking up, or to faint and then fall into a sleep attack from the narcolepsy and not wake up for an hour or more.
Avatar f tn The nerve roots at the ends are called cauda equine. The terminal nerve root tail is the filum terminale. Conus medullaris syndrome and cauda equine syndrome are complex neurological disorders manifesting as back pain, unilateral or bilateral leg pain, paresthesias and weakness, perineum or saddle anesthesia, rectal and urinary incontinence. Hope this helps. Consult a neurologist for a detailed clinical evaluation if relevant. Take care.
Avatar n tn Holly it depends on the reasons for ur pain in ur legs. At least feel assured that ur spinal cord can't paralize u or anything as ur surgeries were down lower. Our spinal cords end at the l1/l2 level and what's called the cauda equine, branch out from our cord, its like a horses tail. It supplies the root nerves to the rest of the spine from l2 on down.
Avatar m tn I would describe the pain as deep (feels like it is in the bone), sharp/stabbing (Severity a 7-9 on a scale of 10 - where 10 is excruciating pain) and short in duration (lasts 3-10 seconds). It occurs frequently throughout my day and randomly in different places on my body (i.e. ribs, shoulder, upper and lower arms, fingers, upper and lower legs and sometimes my head). I'm also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated.
Avatar f tn im giving her extra food and she is rugged in field with hayage but it is still dropping off her.does any one have any adivse in what i could do.
Avatar f tn I have owned and rode horses all my life. I am having difficulty coping with not being able to ride because ppl told me I cant. Is it seriously that big a deal to ride? I don't want to hurt my baby, but it's literally the only thing I have done for myself and can't deal with giving it up for so long...
Avatar f tn I do have a weekly lesson on my mare and during the lesson we always get her going in a nice forward trot and ask for canter in the corner of the manege, if she does strike off on the wrong leg, then i bring her back to trot and ask again until she strikes off on the correct lead.I will read the article that you have supplied and practice on my next lesson.Out of interest,what kind of horse do you own? and what do you do with your horse?
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Avatar f tn symptoms disappeared with some quality sleep over time. A diagnosis of narcolepsy can radically affect your life in regards to driving license rights and insurability. I wouldn't accept that label until there's nothing else to do to help your symptoms. Then after that, it is what it is.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with CFIDS in 1994. Narcolepsy in 2005. I get basically no stage 4 or Rem sleep at night. Its no wonder why our mind and muscles can't heal themselves. I can go into almost instant dreaming during day (MSLT naps). I haven't been able to get anyone to help me figure out how to correct my sleep cycle. If you get any ideas, let me know. (I am on meds to help sleep and keep me awake at the right times, but it hasn't helped the sleep cycles.
Avatar f tn Although the pt has RLS and PLMS, the arousal associated with these do not likely explain EDS- given a short overall sleep and REM latency, consider narcolepsy clinically. I had 156 arousals, 110 spontaneous, the rest due to limb movement. I also spent most of my sleep time in sleep stages 1 and 2, whith REM episodes scattered randomly. I had no time in stage 3, and when I had REM sleep it was from wake to REM with no progression through the other cycles.
1287446 tn?1313947638 Hi everyone. I am not familiar with Narcolepsy or sleep disorders in general but my sleep has always been different. Typically, I fight daytime sleepiness with caffeine. In prior years, the caffeine has been a lot but I’ve lowered it significantly.
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Avatar f tn I am diagnosis with narcolepsy and have had symptoms for 5 years now. I have been taking 500 mg. of nuvigil for over 2 years. Plus, 60 mg of adderall a day. My symptoms have slowed down a little, but I have to take 2 naps a day and not drive anywhere. I have sleep studies twice a year and it seems to get worse each time. Its very aggravating to me! It seems like something would help. I see a team of specialists at Vanderbilt, but I need something else, but what? Anyone have any suggestions?