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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My pony is head-bobbing!

This happens every summer. I always feel so bad for him. We have asked the vet and he said he bobs his head because his brain is receiving little electric shocks. He can't wear a fly mask or it just gets worse and I feel like I'm hurting him while riding. Has anyone ever experienced this? Is there a medicine to fix this? Please HELP ME!

PS: My pony is 16yo and he is about 12.3hh
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 11:21 PM
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yes i have herd of it but your not hurting him it just makes them a little irritated because they cant stop it but your not hurting him just be careful he dont get mad when your riding him
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2009, 11:23 PM
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^^ Oh goodness, how long has this been happening?

Maybe you should consider euthanization? If it's REALLY bad, that is :(
Euthanization is a very kind way to go if your horse is in a lot of pain (but only worry about it if she IS in pain).

I've never heard of this so I don't know if there are any meds for it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 11:07 AM
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It's a form of Head Shaking. If you google there is lots of information on the topic but unfortunately no cure.

Here's a good site that may offer some options that you could try:

Headshaking in Horses: A Resource Page
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 12:30 PM
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My pony recently started bobbing his head..I wonder if he has this problem as well :O

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 11:29 PM
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read H&R it had a really good artical on HSS

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