Key Features

  • A problem-based approach is organized by presenting sign rather than by condition, guiding you to logical conclusions regarding diagnosis and treatment.
  • Algorithms diagram the logic necessary to localize lesions and to formulate diagnostic plans.
  • Coverage of current diagnostic techniques includes the use of diagnostic tools, such as radiology, spinal fluid analysis, electrodiagnosis, and MR imaging.
  • Case histories in each chapter present a problem and the results of the neurologic examination, then ask you to solve the problem by localizing the lesion, listing probable causes, and making a diagnostic plan. Answers are provided at the back of the book.
  • A consistent format for each case history includes signalment, history, physical examination findings, and neurologic examination.
  • A comprehensive appendix describes species and breeds that have a congenital predisposition for particular neurologic diseases.
  • Extensive references make it easy to pursue in-depth research of more advanced topics.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals
1. Neurologic History, Neuroanatomy, and Neurologic Examination
2. Localization of Lesions in the Nervous System
3. Disorders of Micturition
4. Confirming a Diagnosis
Part II: Clinical Problems: Signs and Symptoms
5. Paresis of One Limb
6. Pelvic Limb Paresis, Paralysis, or Ataxia
7. Tetraparesis, Hemiparesis, and Ataxia
8. Ataxia of the Head and Limbs
9. Disorders of the Face, Tongue, Esophagus, Larynx, and Hearing
10. Disorders of Involuntary Movement
11. Blindness, Anisocoria, and Abnormal Eye Movements
12. Stupor or Coma
13. Seizures, Narcolepsy, and Cataplexy
14. Pain
15. Systemic or Multifocal Signs
Appendix: Breed-Specific Neuromuscular Diseases in Domestic Animals

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781437706512
eBook ISBN:
9781455757923
eBook ISBN:
9781437706529

About the authors

Michael Lorenz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine; Dean, College of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Joan Coates

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Marc Kent

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Neurologist, Department of Small Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Mediicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA