This practical reference is a complete guide for all veterinarians in handling large animal neurologic cases. It is richly illustrated in full colour throughout, with 200 colour photographs plus detailed line drawings. In addition a wide variety of diseases are brought to life in video clips on the accompanying DVDs. This invaluable video library provides examples of actions, movements, postures and syndromes, and helps to visualise the definitions of clinical signs described in the text.
Part I provides the information needed by the clinician to approach large animal neurologic cases.
Part II contains clinical discussions of clinical syndromes caused by diseases of the nervous system commonly encountered in practice.
Part III is new for the second edition, and describes mechanisms and most specific neurologic diseases of domestic animals, with frequent cross–references to the clinical problems in Part II.
This second edition reflects the considerable advances in the understanding of neurologic diseases, diagnostic modalities and treatment options since the first edition published in 1989.
Preface to Second Edition.
PART I: Evaluation of Large Animal Neurologic Patients.
2. Neurologic Evaluation.
3. Ancillary Diagnostic Aids.
4. Pathologic Responses of the Nervous System.
PART II: Clinical Problems in Large Animal Neurology.
5. Disorders of Behavior.
6. Seizures and Epilepsy.
7. Sleep Disorders.
8. Coma and Altered States of Consciousness.
10. Miosis, Mydriasis, Anisocoria and Horner s Syndrome.
12. Dropped Mandible and Masticatory Muscle Atrophy.
13. Decreased and Increased Facial Sensation.
14. Facial Paralysis and Facial Spasm.
15. Pharyngeal Dysphagia.
16. Dilated Esophagus.
17. Laryngeal Paresis and Paralysis; Roaring.
18. Tongue Paralysis.
19. Head Tilt, Circling, Nystagmus and Other Signs of Vestibular Abnormalities.
21. Disorders of Posture and Movement.
22. Incoordination of the Head and Limbs: Cerebellar Diseases.
23. Tetraparesis, Paraparesis and Ataxia of the Limbs: Spinal Cord Diseases.
24. Diffuse Weakness.
25. Paresis and Paralysis of One Limb: Monoparesis:.
26. Urinary Bladder Distention, Dilated Rectum and Anus and Atonic Tail: Cauda Equina Syndrome.
27. Pruritus, Self–Mutilation, Head Shaking, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Miscellaneous Distressing Disorders.
28. Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction.
29. Vertebral and Paravertebral Problems:Stiff Neck and Sore Back.
PART III: Mechanisms and Specific Diseases.
30. Congenital, Genetic and Familial Disorders.
31. Infectious, Inflammatory and Immune Diseases.
32. Physical and Chemical Causes.
33. Toxic Diseases.
34. Nutritional Diseases.
35. Metabolic Diseases.
36. Neoplasms and other Tumors.
37. Multifactorial and Idiopathic Disorders.
PART IV: Video Library.
"An excellent resource for comprehensive, up–to–date information on neurologic diseases of horses, ruminants, and swine. The numerous illustrations complement the book well. In addition, 2 CD–ROMs containing an extensive video library of clinically relevant material are included... these videos serve as an exceptional educational resource. Overall, this book contains a tremendous amount of information and astute clinical insights reflective of the author′s vast experience and knowledge of large animal neurology. As such, it is certain to be a valuable addition to the library of any veterinary student and large animal practitioner as well as specialists in the field of large animal internal medicine and neurology." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009)
"This work is not just an update of the original... it is a very impressive, full–colour hardback, which will change the way we look at neurological cases. The learning potential of this resource is staggering.... This book should have a place on the bookshelf of every veterinary surgeon treating large animals." (Veterinary Record, May 2009)