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1st Edition

Small Animal Neurological Emergencies

ISBN 9780429158971
Published March 15, 2012 by CRC Press
672 Pages

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Book Description

This new book deals systematically with the assessment and treatment of small animal neurological patients in light of latest research findings and greatly improved imaging techniques.

The authors first discuss step-wise neurological and systemic approaches to common emergency cases—examination, critical care and rapid assessment—based on presenting signs. They then deal in depth with the pathophysiology, treatment options and likely prognoses of each of the more common types of neurological emergency, be it vascular accident, infection, trauma, seizure, acute disease or neoplasia. Detailed support techniques and therapies are provided on emergency anaesthesia, pain management, fluid therapy, post-operative care and physical rehabilitation.

The book will appeal to small animal practitioners, specialists, residents, course directors and students interested in neurology, emergency medicine and critical care, internal medicine, imaging and pathology.

Table of Contents

Admission and Neurodiagnostic Tests. Decision Making. Specific Emergencies—Diagnosis and Treatment. Specific Management Issues, Further reading.

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... chock full of helpful images, diagrams, tables of differentials, and numerous decision-making flowcharts, all of which help to clarify what is being discussed. The list of abbreviations in the beginning is also very helpful...a valuable tool that most veterinarians will find extremely useful and should have in their clinic library...readable and easy to understand...I would highly recommend this to my peers
—Donna Jacobsen, DVM, Doody's Review Service, March 2013

The scope is much wider than just emergency presentation and treatment. The contributors are specialists in neurology, surgery, anaesthesia, and emergency and critical care from the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Australia. … The inclusion of so much information makes this book a very good reference for any clinician (from students to medical and surgical specialists) to gain a better understanding of neurological diseases, their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis using a systematic approach. The illustrations, including diagrams, clinical cases, imaging and pathology, are excellent.
Australian Veterinary Journal, Volume 91, No 5, May 2013

Small Animal Neurological Emergencies’ can guide you though this minefield of a subject...clearly written, with plenty of colour photographs and diagrams to illustrate concepts, equipment and techniques...comprehensive...good background reading for anybody dealing with these cases on a regular basis...clear and well written and provides readers with up-to-date and detailed information.
—Lindsay Kellett-Gregory, Veterinary Record, September 2012

…a very comprehensive book covering all aspects of neurological emergencies in incredible detail… a real step-by-step approach… detailed practical help… provide[s] a logical diagnostic approach… very detailed explanations, diagnostic approaches and treatment options… an incredibly detailed and accessible book covering every aspect of neurological emergencies… beautifully laid out with coloured photographs, schematic diagrams, example x-rays and MRis in abundance… I feel that anybody, whether in referral or general practice, who sees neurological cases even on a rare occasion will find this book both invaluable and interesting.
—Sharon Cole, Veterinary Practice, October 2012