A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology
Edited by Curtis Dewey, DVM, MS

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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While neurology is not the field of choice for most small animal clinicians, it is something that must be dealt with on a regular basis, so a working knowledge of neuroanatomy is essential for practicing veterinarians. This book provides the tools necessary to be proficient with the neurology cases that come in the door. Eleven contributors, representing a wide range of expertise, put this book together. The information is up-to-date and logically arranged. The extensive reference lists provide a secondary source for further information and study.

As a true kindness to the average clinician, the information is presented in more-or-less the order in which a case might be worked up in the clinic. The first three chapters provide the basics of organizing a case and creating a diagnostic plan. The book is set out on the basis of DAMNIT (Degenerative, Anomalous, Metabolic, Neoplastic, Inflammatory-Infectious-Ischemic, and Toxins-Trauma), within specific chapters. This scheme enables the clinician to localize a lesion, then immediately consult the appropriate chapter for assistance. Proficiency in nursing care and pain management is addressed as a difficult-to-achieve art. The benefit of experience in this art is a valuable tool provided here for your use. The final chapters deal with nontraditional therapeutic modalities, complementary and alternative therapies, and an overview of neurotoxicities likely to occur in dogs and cats.

Many of the breed-specific neurologic diseases are described and illustrated, as are cerebellar diseases and tremor syndromes. The chapters on hearing and balance disorders, disorders of the brain, and head-trauma management should be read before they are needed, because these presentations are often emergencies.

Blackwell Publishing (2003).

The book is illustrated in black-and-white, some drawings. 544 pages, hardcover or paperback.

 ISBN: 0813812496.


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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.
 
Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, 3rd Ed
 
Small Animal Neurological Emergencies (VSPN)
 
* Neurology Small Animal
 
You are here* 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: May 15, 2003

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