In equines, the ability to maneuver adeptly in the pasture, the arena or on the track requires exquisite control over movement. This control stems from the ability of the brain, spinal cord and entire system of nerves to function appropriately. Any fault along the way can result in poor performance to an inability to stand. The study of diseases affecting the nervous system is called neurology.

Infectious, inflammatory, and genetic processes affect the nervous system in a variety of ways. Understanding these processes lead to better management of our equine patients but will also contribute to the understanding of nervous system disease in other patients. 

Follow our researchers to see what great work they are doing in this field of research. 


Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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