Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, Third Edition
Curtis W. Dewey, DVM, MS; Ronaldo C. da Costa, DVM, MSc, PhD

You may purchase this book on Amazon.com.Review by Kathy Lyon  
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 Signalment and History open this book as this is the first thing to be addressed upon presentation. Immediately following is a chart of dog breeds and their breed-associated neurologic abnormalities of dogs, followed by a similar chart for breeds of cats. The author stresses that the clinician must avoid pre-judging a possible diagnosis based on the clients observations, and to accept only those actual signs observed by the owner.

The clinician is walked through the neurologic exam, and photos are included illustrating obvious visual signs. This is an excellent section and shows many types of neurologic issues. There is a chart format to use for evaluation and providing a differential diagnosis.

There are digital X-rays showing fine detail, and MR views of the brain to pinpoint injury or invasive growth. In some cases cadaver views of like areas of a skeleton are pictured side by side with in-vivo surgical views.

There is a Canine Brain Atlas taken from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Anatomy Web-Site. Each slice view is matched with an illustration of the orientation with the brain of that slice. The website address is also provided here. There does not seem to be a similar section for the cat.

There are numerous references to video resources in the web site for this book to illustrate specific sections. These points are marked in the text with a color “bug” to draw the reader’s attention and the related video resources are listed by number to save the reader a long search.

There is a great deal of information on rehabilitation and encouraging positive outcomes. Supportive structures are illustrated to help animals with disabilities or to assist in ambulation.

All in all, this is an excellent book and one that would be used often in the average clinic. One suggestion would be to call up the Table of Contents and read a preview of the text. This should be available on the Wiley website.

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016

Hard cover, 672 pages. Color and black & white photos and illustrations. 

ISBN: 9781119946113


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
 
* BSAVA Can. Fel. Neurology 3rd Ed.
 
*Handbook Vet. Neurology 4th Ed.
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology, 4th Ed
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology, 4th Edition with DVD (VSPN)
 
Ear Nose Throat Dog & Cat
 
Equine Neurology
 
Equine Neurology, 2nd Ed
 
Fundamentals of Canine Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 1st Ed
 
Fundamentals Vet. Neurology
 
Handbook of Veterinary Neurology, 5th Ed
 
LA Neurology 2nd Ed.
 
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Small Animal Neurological Emergencies (VSPN)
 
* Neurology Small Animal
 
* Practical Can. Fel. Neurology
 
* Vet. Neurology PVS
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: July 8, 2016

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