Evaluating small animals with neurologic disease necessitates a fundamental understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Both clinicians and students alike can be overwhelmed by the complexity of the nervous system and its many functions. While it is always important to have detailed knowledge of the separate elements of the nervous system, it is most important for those in clinical practice to develop an overall understanding of how these distinct elements are integrated, interrelate, and interreact within the nervous system.
Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Neurology offers a comprehensive yet practical overview of clinical neurology, providing clinicians and students with the unabridged knowledge they need to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders and diseases of the nervous system.
Intended for veterinary students as well as for clinicians who want to refresh their basic understanding of veterinary neurology, Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Neurology covers all of the important considerations necessary for clinical evaluation of small animals with neurologic disease. Coverage includes basic concepts of nervous system functioning, clinical examination and problem identification associated with nervous system disease, neuroanatomical diagnosis, differential diagnosis (diseases of the nervous system), diagnostic testing, therapy, and clinical management of common and important neurologic conditions.
Equips veterinary clinicians and students in veterinary medicine with the basics of clinical neurology
Clear and comprehensive guidance through the nervous system and its functions
Written by a leading expert in the field of veterinary neurology
Rodney S. Bagley, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology, Internal Medicine), is professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Washingston State University, Pullman College of Veterinary Medicine. He is recognized as a leader in veterinary neurologic education and has taught clinical veterinary neurology to hundreds of veterinary students, interns, residents, as well as practicing small animal veterinarians.
Disclaimer. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I. Chapter 1. Neuroanatomy. Chapter 2. Pathophysiology. Chapter 3. Clinical Neurologic examination. Chapter 4. Neuroanatomical Diagnosis. Chapter 5. Diseases of the Intracranial Nervous system. Chapter 6. Diseases of the Spinal cord. Chapter 7. Diseases of the Peripheral nervous system, Neuromuscular junction, and Muscle. Chapter 8. Formulation of the Differential diagnosisChapter 9. Basics of diagnostic testing. Chapter 10. Diagnosis of Intracranial Disease. Chapter 11. Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Disease. Chapter 13. Diagnosis of Peripheral nervous system, Neuromuscular junction, and Muscle. Chapter 13. Treatment of Intracranial disease. Chapter 14. Treatment of Spinal Disease. Chapter 15. Treatment of Peripheral nervous system, Neuromuscular junction, and Muscle. Part II Common Clinical Problems. Chapter 16. Alterations of Consciousness. Chapter 17. Seizures. Chapter 18. Vestibular Disease. Chapter 19. Abnormalities of vision and pupils. Chapter 20. Neurotrauma. Chapter 21. Assessment of animals with gait abnormalities. Chapter 22. Assessment of Painful animals. Chapter 23. Neurotrauma. Part III. Appendix. Appendix 1. Brain MR atlasApendix 2. Breed-associated neurologic disease. Appendix 3. Anticonvulsants. Appendix 4. Vision and pupil cases. Appendix 5. Practice clinical cases. Bibliography. Index