Equine Neurology, Second Edition
Martin Furr, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, MA; Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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Following in the path of the first edition, which sought to provide a comprehensive review of equine neurology. This second edition continues on this same theme with all chapters revised and updated. Imaging of the nervous system has been added to include sleep disorders, head shaking, muscle trembling and weakness, and cervical joint disease.

Chapters on neuropathology and electro diagnostics are expanded. Accompanying the book is a link to a website where the reader may access videos illustrating various neurologic identifiers. The videos are clear and captioned. I did not view all of them, but the two I did see were not accompanied by audio. While the use of video on-line is appreciated, it is a distraction to try to see a particular point when it is obscured by the time/date stamp embedded in the video.

Twenty-eight contributors participated in putting this volume together. The book begins with a chapter on neuroanatomy, although one would hope that the clinician using the book would have a basic knowledge of such. If this is not the case, the opening chapter should go far in remedying this. The chapter covers the nervous system divided into systems; dorsal, lateral, interventricular, etc. The connection to the brain is followed through the various systems.

Liberal views using radiographs, Ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans, and color and black and white photos serve to illustrate signs of a variety of disorders and are used throughout the book. With the accompaniment of videos, this has become a go-to book for neurology.

Where appropriate, the chapters and topics include prevention information. Unfortunately, there are numerous cases illustrated with post-mortem views, which doesn’t bode well for the animal, but makes prevention all the more important.

The book is divided into three major sections: 1. Foundations of Clinical Neurology. 2. Clinical Equine Neurology and. 3. Specific Disease Syndromes. There are 28 sub-headings within the three sections. The book reads easily and if the videos are utilized should prove to be an essential volume for the equine practitioner’s library.

Publisher: Wiley Blackwell

ISBN: 9781118-501474

 

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Date Published: September 22, 2015

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