Organized by functional neurologic system, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date information on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and clinical neurology as it applies to small animals, horses, and food animals. Accurate diagnosis is emphasized throughout with practical guidelines for performing neurologic examinations, interpreting examination results, and formulating effective treatment plans. In-depth disease descriptions, color images, and video clips reinforce important concepts and assist with diagnosis and treatment.Disease content is presented as case descriptions, allowing you to learn in a manner that is similar to the challenge of diagnosing and treating neurologic disorders in the clinical setting: 1) Description of the neurologic disorder, 2) Neuroanatomic diagnosis and how it was determined, the differential diagnosis, and any ancillary data, and 3) Course of the disease, the final clinical or necropsy diagnosis, and a brief discussion of the syndrome.Over 250 high-quality radiographs and over 800 vibrant color photographs and line drawings depict anatomy, physiology, and pathology (including gross and microscopic lesions), and enhance your ability to diagnose challenging neurologic cases.A companion website hosted by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine features more than 380 videos that bring concepts to life and clearly demonstrate the neurologic disorders and examination techniques described in case examples throughout the text.High-quality, state-of-the-art MR images correlate with stained transverse sections of the brain, showing minute detail that the naked eye cannot see. NEW! High-quality, state-of-the-art MR images in the Neuroanatomy by Dissection chapter takes an atlas approach to presenting normal brain anatomy of the dog, filling a critical gap in the literature since Marcus Singer's The Brain of the Dog in Section.NEW Uncontrolled Involuntary Skeletal Muscle Contractions chapter provides new coverage of this movement disorder.NEW case descriptions offer additional practice in working your way through real-life scenarios to reach an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan for neurologic disorders.?NEW! A detailed Video Table of Contents in the front of the book makes it easier to access the videos that correlate to case examples.
1. Introduction2. Neuroanatomy by Dissection3. Development of the Nervous System: Malformation4. Cerebrospinal Fluid and Hydrocephalus5. Lower Motor Neuron: Spinal Nerve, General Somatic Efferent System6. Lower Motor Neuron: General Somatic Efferent, Cranial Nerve7. Lower Motor Neuron: General Visceral Efferent System8. Upper Motor Neuron9. General Sensory Systems: General Proprioception and General Somatic Afferent10. Small Animal Spinal Cord Disease11. Large Animal Spinal Cord Disease12. Vestibular System: Special Proprioception13. Cerebellum14. Visual System15. Auditory System: Special Somatic Afferent System16. Visceral Afferent Systems17. Nonolfactory Rhinencephalon: Limbic System18. Seizure Disorders: Narcolepsy19. Diencephalon20. Uncontrolled Involuntary Skeletal Muscle Contractions? NEW!21. The Neurologic Examination22. Case Descriptions
"The third edition really does cater for everyone; undergraduates, practitioners and specialist neurologists will all find this book an absolute delight. (...) The result is an outstanding combination of neuroanatomy, neuropathology and clinical neurology. A major innovation is the inclusion of text to compliment a series of video clips available for view on a Cornell website. The system works really well, drawing on the authors' vast archive of examples of clinical conditions in all domestic species. There are 382 video clips available, each one with relevant text in the book. (...) The attention to detail in this book is truly impressive and, if the reader wants further information on any topic, there is a comprehensive list of references at the end of each chapter. Much more could be said about this great book but I recommend buying it for oneself; it will be money well-spent."
- The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, April 2009