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Saunders Solutions in Veterina : Small Animal Neurology - Sue Fitzmaurice

Saunders Solutions in Veterina

Small Animal Neurology

By: Sue Fitzmaurice, Fred Nind (Editor)

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Published: 21st April 2010
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Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first opinion case and the referral. Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using 'Nurse Boxes' in the text to guide them to the specific information they need.

new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner - all case descriptions based on common template offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information provides essential information on selected topics authorship ensures accuracy of information relevant to all general practitioners written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ' Notes for Vets'; nurses indicated in the text by 'Notes for Nurses' and pet owners indicated in the text by ' Notes for Pet Owners' handy format with flexi cover species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits full colour throughout New veterinary series for general practitioners called: Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice First 4 volumes to come out in 2008 are: - Small Animal Ophthalmology, Volume 1 - Small Animal Dentistry, Volume 2 - Small Animal Dermatology, Volume 3 - Small Animal Oncology, Volume 4

The other 3 volumes to come out in 2009 are: - Small Animal Neurology, Volume 5 - Small Animal Cardiology, Volume 6 - Small Animal Gastroenterology, Volume 7

The rest of the volumes have been identified and will be as follows: - Small Animal Infectious Diseases - Small Animal Internal Medicine - Small Animal Anaesthesia - Small Animal Geriatrics - Small Animal Imaging - Small Animal Wound Care - Small Animal Behaviour - Small Animal Emergency Medicine - Small Animal Surgery - Small Animal Nutrition

''Several textbooks of veterinary neurology have been published just recently. This in itself is an indication of the rapid expansion of knowledge in this area of clinical expertise. Fortunately the diverse approaches to the subject have meant that these new books are complimentary rather than repetitious. The author has used a novel approach to the clinical material in this book; the description of each clinical condition provided with a specific case report giving details of the investigation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.'' Geoff Skerritt

"a great book for those wanting to start understanding small animal neurology and those who want a quick reference to search clinical cases, but don't want to read extensively before obtaining some answers."

Veterinary Record, July 2010

"A great addition to the Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice series. I would recommend it to general practitioners with a desire to demystify the challenges of neurological cases and I would consider the book to be highly useful addition to the library of any veterinary practice."

The Veterinary Journal, April 2011

The Neurological Case
Taking a history
The neurological examination
Localizing lesions
Alteration in Mental State
Alteration in mental state - an introduction
Head trauma
Metabolic encephalopathy:insulinoma
Metabolic encephalopathy: hepatic encephalopathy
Metabolic encephalopathy: osmolality
Granulomatous meningoencephalitis
Behaviour Change
Behaviour change - an introduction
Loss of house-training
Defecation: faecal incontinence
Psychological
Intracranial arachnoid cyst
Aggression
Seizures
Seizures - an introduction
Skull tumor
Meningioma
Cerebral haemorrhage
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic epilepsy
Post-ictal behaviour change
Cranial Nerve Function
Blindness
The control of pupil diameter
Alteration in pupil function
Secretions
Alteration of eyelid position and movement
Horner's syndrome
Idiopathic facial paralysis
Dropped jaw
Middle ear disease
Otogenic intracranial infection
Deafness
Sneezing
Coughing
Change in voice and swallowing
Gait
Gait - an introduction
UMN: spinal empyema
UMN: spinal cord infarction
UMN: vertebral malformation
UMN: invertebral disc disease
UMN: spinal fracture
LMN paresis and paralysis - an introduction
LMN paresis and paralysis: acquired myasthenia gravis
LMN paresis and paralysis: brachial plexus avulsion
LMN paresis and paralysis: flaccid tail
Ataxia: spinal ataxia
Ataxia: cerebellar ataxia
Ataxia: vestibular ataxia
Lameness
Lameness - an introduction
Lameness: nerve root compression
Lameness: nerve root tumors
Lameness ischaemia
Posture
Posture - an introduction
Torticollis
Collapse
Balance
Balance - an introduction
Loss of balance
Truncal ataxia
Ventroflexion of the neck
Palpation
Muscle tone - an introduction
Tremor
Tetanus
Hypocalcaemia
Trismus
Bilateral atrophy of the masticatory muscles
Unilateral atrophy of the masticatory muscle
Pain
Pain - an introduction
Neck pain
Meningitis of large breed dogs
Retroperitoneal disease
Scratching
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence - an introduction
No attempt to urinate
Leaks, dribbles urine
Appendices
MCQs
MCQ - Answers
Abbreviations
cererospinal fluid and the ventricular system
Collection of CSF
CSF analysis
Imaging the nervouse system
Neuropathology
Referral of a patient
Further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780702029110
ISBN-10: 0702029114
Series: Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 21st April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 18.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1