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A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, 2nd Edition

Curtis W. Dewey (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-1672-2
720 pages
December 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology provides students and clinicians with the tools necessary to understand and be clinically proficient with neurology cases faced in small animal practice. Highlights of the Second Edition include new coverage of breed predisposition, signalment and history, spinal disorders, and expanded coverage of pain management and diagnostic imaging. Designed as a user-friendly guide, practitioners, specialists, and students alike will enjoy the book's practical and clinically relevant approach.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Patient Signalment and History: The First Consideration.

Chapter 2. Functional and Dysfunctional Neuroanatomy: The Key to Lesion Localization.

Chapter 3. Performing the Neurologic Examination.

Chapter 4. Neurodiagnostics.


Chapter 5. Encephalopathies: Disorders of the Brain.

Chapter 6. Head Trauma Management.

Chapter 7. Seizures and Narcolepsy.


Chapter 8. Disorders of Hearing and Balance: The Vestibulocochlear Nerve (CN VIII) and Associated Structures.


Chapter 9. Cerebellar Diseases and Tremor Syndromes.


Chapter 10. Myelopathies: Disorders of the Spinal Cord.

Chapter 11. Disorders of the Cauda Equina.

Chapter 12. Spinal Trauma Management.

Chapter 13. Neurology and Neuropharmacology of Normal and Abnormal Urination.

Chapter 14. Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System: Mononeuropathies and Polyneuropathies.

Chapter 15. Myopathies: Disorders of Skeletal Muscle.


Chapter 16. Junctionopathies: Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction.

Chapter 17. Nursing Care and Physical Therapy for Patients with Neurologic Disease.

Chapter 18. Pharmacologic Management of Pain for Patients with Neurologic Disease.


Chapter 19. Complementary and Alternative Therapy for Patients with Neurologic Disease.


Chapter 20. Neurotoxicological Syndromes.

Appendix: Color Atlas of Canine Brain Anatomy

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Author Information

Curtis W. Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVS, is Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Section Chief of Neurology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • New edition features expanded sections on pain management and diagnostics
  • New chapters on signalment, breed predisposition, and spinal injuries
  • Delivers information from a host of international contributors
  • Easy-to-use reference for classroom and clinic
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“This thorough yet accessible volume will likely find a prominent place on the shelves of many general practitioners who care primarily for small animals. Its format is well suited to quick look-ups, providing in-depth information that is both concise and incisive.” - Compendium, May 2009

“The best features of the book are numerous illustrations from anatomic sketches to MR imagines and EEG tracings. The color anatomy atlas of the canine brain with glossary in the back of the book is also a welcome addition. A valuable addition to the field of small animal veterinary medicine.” - Doody's Reviews, April 2009

"Whether the clinician wants to confirm a suspicion, brush up on some forgotten details, or investigate an unusual set of signs, this will be the reference of first choice.” - Veterinary Forum, July 2009

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