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Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Sean Sanders

ISBN: 978-1-118-68965-3

Apr 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

344 pages

$55.99

Description

Seizures in Dogs and Cats offers a practical, complete resource for the veterinary management of seizures in dog and cat patients.  The book is carefully designed for ease of use in the clinical setting, presenting clinically oriented information on the etiology, diagnosis, and management of seizures.  Each chapter begins with key points, then presents greater detail, making the book equally useful for fast access during the exam and for further reference.

The book begins with chapters on the history, biology, and classification of seizures, then covers diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, emergencies, and complementary medicine.  Unique chapters cover client communications and potential future directions of the field.  Seizures in Dogs and Cats puts all the information needed to manage seizures in the veterinary clinic at your fingertips.

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Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

1 Historical perspectives 1

2 The biology of seizures 13

3 Epileptic seizure classification and syndromes 46

4 Client communication 81

5 Diagnosis 94

6 Medical management of seizures 129

7 Antiseizure medications 166

8 Emergency management of seizures 221

9 Alternative, integrative, and complementary therapy 240

10 Advanced invasive therapy for seizures 267

Appendix 1 Glossary of descriptive terminology for veterinary ictal semiology 283

Appendix 2 Clinical neurology forms and the neurological examination 287

Appendix 3 Online resources 299

Appendix 4 Antiseizure medication formulary and common formulas 301

Index 000

“From advanced diagnostics requiring anesthesia and applying anti-seizure medications, all the way to advanced invasive therapy options, Seizures in Dogs and Cats is the go-to reference any practicing veterinary clinic must have.”  (Donovans Literary Services, 1 December 2015)

“This book will be valuable to veterinary students and practitioners who wish to have a comprehensive affordable reference on seizures in dogs and cats, as well as clients with a desire to become more educated on the management of their pet’s condition.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2015)

  • Offers a comprehensive, clinically oriented reference for treating canine and feline seizure patients
  • Acts as a foundational manual, bringing the body of knowledge together into a single resource
  • Designed for easy reference, with key points highlighted and further information available
  • Covers etiology, diagnosis, and management from a clinical standpoint
  • Presents concrete advice for any seizure situation faced in veterinary practice
  • Includes access to a companion website providing video clips, a glossary, a neurology exam form, and a seizure log