- 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.
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
15. Systemic or Multifocal Signs
Appendix: Breed-Specific Neuromuscular Diseases in Domestic Animals