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<br /> Volume 29 No 2, July 2011 A publication of the Center for Equine Health • School of Veterinary Medicine • University of California, Davis<br /> The Second Most Common Neurological Disease<br /> Diagnosed in Horses<br /> Neuroaxonal Dystrophy/Equine<br /> Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy<br /> by Carrie J. Finno, DVM, DACVIM<br /> N<br /> euroaxonal dystrophy (NAD)<br /> is a neurological disease in<br /> which both the cell body of<br /> the neurons and the axons throughout<br /> the brain and spinal cord undergo<br /> degeneration. Axons are the parts of the<br /> nerve cells along which impulses travel,<br /> so this condition results in abnormal<br /> conduction of nervous impulses and<br /> associated clinical signs defined by a<br /> lack of coordination. The cause of this<br /> degeneration is not understood at this<br /> time.<br /> INSIDE THIS ISSUE…<br /> The Second Most Common<br /> N<a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=1"> Volume 29 No 2, July 2011 A publication </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=2"> 2 - The Horse Report </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=3"> Volume 29, Number 2 - July 2011 </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=4"> 4 - The Horse Report </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=5"> Volume 29, Number 2 - July 2011 </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=6"> 6 - The Horse Report </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=7"> Volume 29, Number 2 - July 2011 </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=8"> 8 - The Horse Report </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=9"> Volume 29, Number 2 - July 2011 </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=10"> 10 - The Horse Report </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=11"> Volume 29, Number 2 - July 2011 </a> <a title="HorseReport-July2011.pdf page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d1afc87d?page=12"> CEH HORSEREPORT Mail ID#1415 Center for Equine He</a>