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Category: Horse Veterinary
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Experience:  Board Certified Equine Surgeon, Lameness and Sports Medicine Specialist DVM, BSc
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I am looking at a horse that can not move its tail, no problem

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I am looking at a horse that can not move its tail, no problem with rectal tone or voiding. I am thinking spina bifida. what is long term outcome with this progress to more deficits
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Thank you for asking your question. My name is***** will try to help. What breed is this horse? What type of riding has he been used for? I am thinking someone may have damaged the nerves in the tail on purpose to keep the tail still under saddle.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It has been since birth no injectiond
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He is Icelandic just trial riding one year
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 years ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** going to opt out and allow other vets to comment. I have only seen it done on purpose and have not seen it as a congenital defect.