Equine headshaking syndrome: new treatment hope
Headshaking is a very frustrating condition in horse. You know your horse is uncomfortable – maybe even in pain. And any horse owner will tell you – we hate when our horses are in pain! It’s also very similar to a certain type of facial pain in people. Researchers in the UK tried out a new treatment on a group of horses with this condition – and it helped! They used a device called a Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) to stimulate the problematic nerve. The treatment plan appears to be beneficial in reducing the headshaking – which will make the horses (and their owners) feel better.