Equine Head Shaking Syndrome

Equine Head Shaking Syndrome can be a frustrating and painful issue for you and your horse. Possible causes for Head Shaking can include tooth pain, allergies, infections, eye and cranial nerve disorders, nasal issues, mite infestation, or middle ear disorders. The condition can be painful, to the point of equine self-mutilation. Humans with this issue have described the pain as a burning, crawling or electrical pain sensation.

Acupoints known to benefit this condition are shown on the chart below.

As always, consult your holistic veterinarian first as this is a serious and possibly dangerous condition.