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Title: 
Acute instability of the nuchal ligament following cervical neuromuscular dysfunction in a dressage horse
Author(s): 
J. BRUNSTING, P. SIMOENS, K. VERRYKEN, S. HAUSPIE, F. PILLE, M. OOSTERLINCK
Abstract: 

A ten-year-old Warmblood dressage gelding was presented with acute instability of thenuchal ligament after paddock turnout. Based on the clinical signs, orthopedic and neurologicexamination, diagnostic imaging and electromyography, cervical neuromuscular dysfunction ofthe M. obliquus capitis caudalis on the right side of the neck was diagnosed. Conservative treatmentincluding steroidal anti-inflammatory medication in combination with oral supplementationwith vitamin B1 and box rest resulted in complete recovery of the horse within six months.

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