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Headshaking


 

Headshaking tutorial - click here

 

Headshaking is a hugely complex subject. Because it is so difficult to explain, we have included the article from Wikipedia here as the main information because it contains absolutely excellent information.

What seems to be common knowledge is that when the horse has a problem or pain in the head, it is usually the trigeminal nerve that is causing the problem and leading to headshaking. This nerve can easily be treated with vetdrop.

We ourselves have also found that other nerves in other parts of the head can hurt and when we used vetdrop where we suspected the pain was we were quite successful as the horses' headshaking became less than before.
The horses like the treatment and they definitely feel better afterwards. It is much more humane than injecting painkillers into the head and can be repeated many times without causing pain or discomfort to the animal.  

We doubt that the treatment will result in a complete cure and it is most likely necessary to use Vetdrop over the long term. That is, if the horse is 'shaked', it needs to be treated.

Often vetdrop combined with a nasal net and sometimes shading the eyes, you have a good chance of less headshaking on the horse.

Regarding the nasal net, we have also determined that the net should be tightly tied and should not move - it is clear that tying the net should not irritate the horse and should not hurt the mouth or nose in any way . It shouldn't be unfairly appropriate to injure the horse. That would be counterproductive.

Treatment is often not easy due to the multitude of causes that are often difficult to diagnose. In cases of symptomatic headshaking, the cause must of course be treated. In the case of idiopathic headshaking, the main aim at the moment is to alleviate the symptom (the head shaking). In recent times a nasal net has often been used, a kind of gauze that is fastened over the nostrils. One effect has been described above all in lighter cases. The theory is that the mechanical stimulus alleviates the pain stimulus, similar to the effect of scratching. Drug therapy for idiopathic headshaking can be tried. The means of choice is that anticonvulsant Carbamazepine or Gabapentin. However, this therapy does not lead to success in all cases, and these substances also fall under the drugs that are doping-relevant at the tournament.

A study on headshaking has been running at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover for several years. (Source Wikipedia) - relevant headshaking in horses and treatment

Examples - please click on the text below to be forwarded to the examples:

Cadiz - Headshaking You can help him in the short term by reducing the pain

Success with heavy headshaking

 

 

Videos - please click on the text below to be forwarded to the videos:

NDR Schleswig-Holstein magazineNDR Schleswig-Holstein magazine

Life PR - alternative and effective therapy for osteoarthritis, joint inflammation, tendon injuries and open wounds

Veterinarians in action - Regio TV Schwaben - youtubeVeterinarians in action - Regio TV Schwaben - youtube

 

Studies

Vetdrop Studies University of Zurich

Click here for a summary of Professor Dr. Brigitte von Rechenberg to arrive

 

A little bit about our history and why we decided it was worth making Vetdrop

First attempts in 2005 were very promising. Read more here.

Success table German and origin of Vetdrop - with the first treatment table

 

Wikipedia - headshakingWikipedia - headshaking Text treatment:

 


Nerves in the head - source Wikipedia

Nerves in the head - large format





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