Narcolepsy vs Sleep Deprivation in Horses

Updated December 21, 2023

In this Ask the Vet video, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Sarah talk about the differences between narcolepsy and sleep deprivation. They list some causes of sleep deprivation in horses, and give their thoughts on what could potentially help this particular horse.

Dr. Gray mentions Dr. Joe Bertone, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Western University, and encourages anyone who thinks their horse may suffer from sleep deprivation to contact him at

SmartPak strongly encourages you to consult your veterinarian regarding specific questions about your horse's health. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, and is purely educational.