SOME CAUSES OF VSC:

 
  • General everyday riding

  • trauma - slips, falls etc 

  • PERFORMANCE – EVERY type of equine discipline STRESSES THE SPINE IN DIFFERENT AND        SPECIFIC WAYs

  • POORLY FITTING tack  

  • RIDERS –  SITTING unevenly 

  • FOOT CARE – CORRECT HOOF CARE AND SHOEING IS VITAL OR THE LIMBS WILL NOT MOVE in the correct arc of flight AND THIS WILL AFFECT THE SPINE

  • TRANSPORTATION

  • FOLLOWING GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

  • AGE 

  • BREEDING DIFFICULTIES – FORCEABLE EXTRACTION CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR THE MARE AND FOAL