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Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Neurology

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first-opinion case and the referral.
Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need.

General small animal veterinary practitioner
Veterinary students nearing the end of their course
Veterinary nurses

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2911-0


  • 1. The Neurological Case
    1.Taking a history
    2.The neurological examination
    3.Localizing lesions

    2. Alteration in Mental State
    4. Alteration in mental state - an introduction
    5. Head trauma
    6. Metabolic encephalopathy:insulinoma
    7. Metabolic encephalopathy: hepatic encephalopathy
    8. Metabolic encephalopathy: osmolality
    9. Granulomatous meningoencephalitis

    3. Behaviour Change
    10. Behaviour change - an introduction
    11. Loss of house-training
    12. Defecation: faecal incontinence
    13. Psychological
    14. Intracranial arachnoid cyst
    15. Aggression

    4. Seizures
    16. Seizures - an introduction
    17. Skull tumor
    18. Meningioma
    19. Cerebral haemorrhage
    20. Hydrocephalus
    21. Idiopathic epilepsy
    22. Post-ictal behaviour change

    5. Cranial Nerve Function
    23. Blindness
    24. The control of pupil diameter
    25. Alteration in pupil function
    26. Secretions
    27. Alteration of eyelid position and movement
    28. Horner's syndrome
    29. Idiopathic facial paralysis
    30. Dropped jaw
    31. Middle ear disease
    32. Otogenic intracranial infection
    33. Deafness
    34. Sneezing
    35. Coughing
    36. Change in voice and swallowing

    6. Gait
    37. Gait - an introduction
    38. UMN: spinal empyema
    39. UMN: spinal cord infarction
    40. UMN: vertebral malformation
    41. UMN: invertebral disc disease
    42. UMN: spinal fracture
    43. LMN paresis and paralysis - an introduction
    44. LMN paresis and paralysis: acquired myasthenia gravis
    45. LMN paresis and paralysis: brachial plexus avulsion
    46. LMN paresis and paralysis: flaccid tail
    47. Ataxia: spinal ataxia
    48. Ataxia: cerebellar ataxia
    49. Ataxia: vestibular ataxia

    7. Lameness
    50. Lameness - an introduction
    51. Lameness: nerve root compression
    52. Lameness: nerve root tumors
    53. Lameness ischaemia

    8. Posture
    54. Posture - an introduction
    55. Torticollis
    56. Collapse

    9. Balance
    57. Balance - an introduction
    58. Loss of balance
    59. Truncal ataxia
    60. Ventroflexion of the neck

    10. Palpation
    61. Muscle tone - an introduction
    62. Tremor
    63. Tetanus
    64. Hypocalcaemia
    65. Trismus
    66. Bilateral atrophy of the masticatory muscles
    67. Unilateral atrophy of the masticatory muscle

    11. Pain
    68. Pain - an introduction
    69. Neck pain
    70. Meningitis of large breed dogs
    71. Retroperitoneal disease
    72. Scratching

    12. Urinary Incontinence
    73. Urinary incontinence - an introduction
    74. No attempt to urinate
    75. Leaks, dribbles urine

    MCQ - Answers

    Appendix 1. Abbreviations
    Appendix 2. cererospinal fluid and the ventricular system
    Appendix 3. Collection of CSF
    Appendix 4. CSF analysis
    Appendix 5. Imaging the nervouse system
    Appendix 6. Neuropathology
    Appendix 7. Referral of a patient

    Further reading


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