A comprehensive and authoritative guide to neurologic disease in large domestic animals, world-wide. The newly revised Third Edition of Large Animal Neurology delivers a practical and complete reference for veterinarians, veterinary trainees and scientists dealing with large animal neurology. The book is vividly illustrated in full colour and contains many clinical photographs and detailed line drawings to highlight the concepts discussed within. Organised into three parts, Large Animal Neurology offers practitioners and students straightforward guides on how to perform neurologic examinations for domestic large animal species, including neonates. It also discusses the presenting clinical syndromes caused by common nervous system diseases, as well as giving details of the specific neurologic diseases of large domestic animals. The book includes: * A thorough introduction to the evaluation of large animal neurologic patients, including discussions of neuroanatomy, neurologic evaluation, ancillary diagnostic aids, and the important pathologic responses of the nervous system * Comprehensive exploration of 26 presenting clinical problems, including behaviour disorders, seizures, epilepsy, sleep disorders, blindness, strabismus, monoplegia, wobblers, tetraplegia, pruritus and cauda equina syndrome * Detailed coverage of the specific diseases, including those of genetic, infectious, nutritional, toxic and metabolic cause, and the many diseases with multifactorial and with unknown cause Perfect for all equine and farm animal veterinarians, veterinary neurologists, as well as trainees in the field, Large Animal Neurology, Third Edition is also an ideal resource for undergraduate veterinary students, animal pathologists, and neuroscience researchers.
Preface to Third Edition viiAbout the Companion Website ixPart I Evaluation of Large Animal Neurologic Patients1 Practical neuroanatomy 32 Neurologic evaluation 113 Ancillary diagnostic aids 524 Pathologic responses of the nervous system 75Part II Clinical Problems in Large Animal Neurology5 Disorders of behavior 916 Seizures and epilepsy 977 Sleep and acute collapse disorders 1038 Coma and other altered states of consciousness 1079 Blindness 11110 Miosis, mydriasis, anisocoria, and Horner syndrome 11411 Strabismus 12112 Dropped mandible and masticatory muscle atrophy 12513 Decreased and increased facial sensation 12914 Facial paralysis and facial spasm 13315 Pharyngeal dysphagia 13716 Dilated esophagus 14217 Laryngeal paresis and paralysis: roaring 14418 Tongue paralysis 14719 Head tilt, circling, nystagmus, and other signs of vestibular dysfunction 15020 Deafness 15621 Disorders of posture and movement 15922 Incoordination of the head, neck, trunk and limbs: cerebellar diseases 17123 Tetraparesis, paraparesis, and ataxia of the limbs: spinal cord diseases 17524 Diffuse weakness 18125 Paresis and paralysis of one limb: monoparesis 18526 Bilateral brachial paresis to paralysis 19127 Urinary bladder distention, dilated rectum and anus, and atonic tail: cauda equina syndrome 19428 Pruritus, self- mutilation, headshaking, complex regional pain syndrome, and miscellaneous distressing disorders 19829 Autonomic nervous system dysfunction 20630 Vertebral and paravertebral problems: stiff neck and sore back 210Part III Mechanisms and Specific Diseases31 Congenital, familial, and genetic disorders 21732 Infectious, inflammatory, and immune diseases 29233 Physical, chemical, and thermal causes 37334 Toxic diseases 41235 Nutritional diseases 48136 Metabolic diseases 50337 Neoplasms and other tumors 52138 Multifactorial and idiopathic disorders 532Index 588
Joe Mayhew is Professor of Equine Studies at Massey University, New Zealand.Rob MacKay is Professor of Large Animal Medicine at the University of Florida, USA.