Large Animal Neurology, Second Edition
Joe Mayhew, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, DACVIM

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This second edition is nineteen years out from the first edition, and therefore, filled with updated information, including the use of more modern imaging and diagnostic techniques. The author has combined the treatment of the animal with the treatment of the image to reach a better understanding of the cases.

The book is divided into three parts; the approach to large animal neurologic cases; the clinical discussions of disease-caused syndromes of the nervous system and; the mechanisms and specific neurologic diseases of domestic animals, with cross-references to part II.

There are over 200 color photos plus detailed line drawings to illustrate the various neuro signs, and two CD-ROM discs provide videos of some of the described syndromes and signs. You get to watch the case in action with examples of postures and movements to visualize the definitions of clinical signs described in the text.

The subjects are primarily horses, but also included are cattle and sheep. There is one small reference to goats. There is a complete index to the videos and where to find clips that correlate to sections in the book. All in all, the book is excellent and should be in every equine practitioner's library, or his truck.

Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition

Preface to Second Edition

Part I: Evaluation of Large Animal Neurologic Patients

Neuroanatomy; Neurologic Evaluation; Ancillary Diagnostic Aids; Pathologic Responses of the Nervous System

PART II: Clinical Problems in Large Animal Neurology

Disorders of Behavior; Seizures and Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders; Coma and Altered States of Consciousness; Blindness; Miosis, Mydriasis, Anisocoria and Horner’s Syndrome; Strabismus; Dropped Mandible and Masticatory Muscle Atrophy; Decreased and Increased Facial Sensation; Facial Paralysis and Facial Spasm; Pharyngeal Dysphagia; Dilated Esophagus; Laryngeal Paresis and Paralysis Roaring; Tongue Paralysis; Head Tilt, Circling, Nystagmus and Other Signs of Vestibular Abnormalities; Deafness; Disorders of Posture and Movement; Incoordination of the Head and Limbs: Cerebellar Diseases; Tetraparesis, Paraparesis and Ataxia of the Limbs: Spinal Cord Diseases; Diffuse Weakness; Paresis and Paralysis of One Limb: Monoparesis; Urinary Bladder Distention, Dilated Rectum and Anus and Atonic Tail: Cauda Equina Syndrome; Pruritus, Self-Mutilation, Head Shaking, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Miscellaneous Distressing Disorders; Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction; Vertebral and Paravertebral Problems: Stiff Neck and Sore Back

PART III: Mechanisms and Specific Diseases

Congenital, Genetic and Familial Disorders; Infectious, Inflammatory and Immune Diseases; Physical and Chemical Causes; Toxic Diseases; Nutritional Diseases; Metabolic Diseases; Neoplasms and other Tumors; Multifactorial and Idiopathic Disorders.

PART IV: Video Library

Index

Wiley-Blackwell (January 2009).

Hardcover, 453 pages, Color and black-&-white illustrations.

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5493-2.


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Primates
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Reproduction
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Respiratory
Ruminants
 
* Bovine Anatomy 1st Ed.
 
* Technique LA Surgery 3rd Ed.
 
Goat Science and Production
 
You are hereLA Neurology 2nd Ed.
 
Practical Atlas of Ruminant and Camelid Reproductive (VSPN Review)
 
Practical Ruminant US
 
Viral Diseases Cattle 2nd Ed.
 
* Cattle Behav. Welfare 2nd Ed.
 
* Guide Regional Anatomy Goat
 
* LA Int. Med. 3rd Ed.
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: March 24, 2009

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