PARADOXICAL EFFECT OF THE SEIZURES TREATMENT CAUSED BY PHYSICAL EXERCISE IN A FOAL - CASE REPORT
ABSTRACT. Laskoski L.M., Dória R.G.S., Ávila L.G., Rocha T.G., Freitas S.H. de & Lacerda Neto J.C. [Paradoxal effect of the seizures treatment caused by physical exercise in a foal - Case report]. Efeito paradoxal do tratamento de manifestações convulsivas desencadeadas por exercício físico em uma potra - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 33(2):95-98, 2011. Rua Presidende Wenceslau Braz, número 670, apart. 1101. Morada do Sol, Cuiabá, 78043-508. MT, Brasil. Email: email@example.com Neurological disturbs, in special seizures, are rare in adult horses and are normally observed in young animals in consequence of several diseases. A foal was admitted with neurological signs characterized by seizures during exercise. A maintenance protocol with anticonvulsants was not possible to establish therefore all the drugs had aggravated the seizures even with low dosages. Restriction of physical activity was the option, leaving the animal in stall until it had reached the maturity and at this time the neurological signs had stopped.