Survey: What U.S. Veterinarians Know About Medical Marijuana
Most surveyed veterinarians think medical marijuana can help dogs, despite not being able to prescribe it. And a majority are not even willing to discuss it with clients.
Head Tilt in Dogs: A Clinical Approach
Head tilt in dogs is a clinical presentation that most veterinarians encounter frequently in practice, most often due to dysfunction of the vestibular system.
Lesion Location Organized by Neurologic Assessment & Findings
Helena Rylander, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Today’s Technician:Epileptic Emergencies:Status Epilepticus in Canine Patients
Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia Status epilepticus (SE) is characterized by epileptic seizures that continue for more than 5 minutes, or the occurrence of more than 1 seizure within a 5-minute period in which the human or animal does not return to “normal” in between seizures. Some seizures …
The Canine Seizure Patient: Four Important Questions
Epilepsy is a common canine disease—thought to affect up to 1 in 20 dogs—and potentially life threatening. A useful working understanding is essential for the small animal practitioner.
The Neurologic Examination in Companion AnimalsPart 1: Performing the Examination
Helena Rylander, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) A complete neurologic examination should be completed in any patient with a suspected neurologic condition. This 2-part series covers both the process of examination and interpretation of findings. Follow each step of the neurologic patient evaluation in Part 1 of this series. In any patient with a suspected neurologic …
Acute Spinal Cord Injuries
Adam Moeser, DVM, and Charles Vite, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Acute spinal cord injury is a major cause of neurologic dysfunction in dogs and somewhat less so in cats. ACUTE SPINAL CORD INJURIES: STEP BY STEP History: When a dog or cat presents with evidence of acute spinal cord injury, obtain a detailed history …