Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
You say that you have had Teddy scoped and his teeth checked, I take it that nothing of significance was found?
It sounds as if Teddy may be a head shaker, has this been suggested to you?
This is thought to be caused by an allergy
It is often impossible to discover to what
The average age horses tend to start with this is 9
It is important to rule out issues with teeth, any possibility of ear infection, or gutteral pouch infection
Once these have been ruled out you can try things like a mesh muzzle guard
yes that has been suggested to me indeed. Nothing was found from scoping, dentist did find teeth problems but he has worked on that and expected the horse to recover. He is such a healthy happy horse in every other way
It is a very frustrating condition
There has also been some success using acupuncture, you would need to find a vet to do this for you
The only other thing maybe worth mentioning is that he banged his head or maybe got a kick from another horse but this happened six months ago. A bump appeared suddenly on his head he was exrayed and the result came back as a bone fracture. However he recovered quickly and was perfect for six months following that.
Hopefully when he was scoped they would have discovered if that was what was causing the problem
Yes that's what we thought. Ok thank you very much I will look into acupuncture.
another site which will link you to other resources
there are also treatments using anti histamines
and the use of melatonin also helps in some
unfortunately in a condition where there are several potential treatments, this means that there is no one thing that works with all horses
Some horses are worse in bright light and the symptoms are alleviated if you ride when it is not so sunny. This is not usually a problem for us in the British Isles
Thank you I will try everything!