NeurologyTraumatic brain injury is a frequent component of head trauma in small animals, and prognosis can be good with expedient and aggressive treatment.
An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, minimize adverse drug effects, and maximize quality of life.
NeurologyMany pet owners dismiss subtle behavioral changes in aging pets, which could be indicative of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Veterinarians should learn to screen for CDS and know about the available treatments to alleviate the effects, including nutritional supplementation.
NeurologyThe challenging aspect of CMSM is that the clinical signs are often vague and nonspecific. Learn how to make a definitive diagnosis and manage it in your patients.
NeurologyNutritional therapy as an adjunct to antiepileptic drugs in the management of canine drug-resistant epilepsy holds promise, but additional trials involving larger study populations are needed.
When an animal is presented to you with a history of lameness or a gait abnormality, you need to determine whether the problem is musculoskeletal, neurologic, or both, so you can recommend the appropriate treatment.
Head tilt in dogs is a clinical presentation that most veterinarians encounter frequently in practice, most often due to dysfunction of the vestibular system.