Chiari-like Malformation: An Overview
The clinical signs of Chiari-like malformation are often confused with other otologic and dermatologic conditions, which may delay appropriate treatment. Definitive diagnosis is made using MRI of the brain and cervical spinal cord.
Preliminary Data From Cannabidiol Clinical Trials “Promising” for Canines With Epilepsy
Researchers found that 89% of canines that received cannabidiol in a clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures compared to 43% in the control group.
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.
Management of Dogs and Cats With Cognitive Dysfunction
Lynne Seibert, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB Veterinary Behavior Consultants, Roswell, Georgia Behavior changes in older patients can indicate underlying medical issues, diminishing sensory capacities, age-related cognitive decline, a primary behavioral disorder, or a combination of these. Behavior problems can cause significant suffering for the patient, may challenge the caregiver’s ability to care for the pet, …
Neurologic Breakthrough in Canine Nutrition
While the precise cause of canine idiopathic epilepsy is unknown, the effect in the brain has been documented as a rapid, uncontrolled discharge of neurons within the brain’s cerebral cortex that leads to seizures…
Lesion Location Organized by Neurologic Assessment & Findings
Helena Rylander, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
The Practitioner’s Guide to Neurologic Causes of Canine Anisocoria
Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), and Ellison Bentley, DVM, Diplomate ACVO University of Wisconsin–Madison Anisocoria is defined as pupil asymmetry, and may be seen with ocular or neurologic dysfunction (Figure 1).1 When anisocoria is caused by neurologic disease, unequal pupil size may result from malfunction of the sympathetic, parasympathetic, or visual systems. When …
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.