Osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles and atlanto-occipital dysplasia in a Belgian horse
Muirhead, T.McClure, J. TrentonBourque, Andrea C.Pack, LeeAnn
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
Companion AnimalsHealth ManagementPathology and Microbiology
A lesion in the cervical region of a 14-month-old Belgian gelding with severe ataxia was suspected. Necropsy revealed symmetric focal cartilage defects compatible with osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles and atlanto-occipital dysplasia. To our knowledge this is the first equine report of symmetrical osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles causing neurologic signs.